Re: Drafts and the larger leadership picture.

Subject: Re: Drafts and the larger leadership picture.
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 10:38:22 -0700

Steven Oppenheimer wrote:

Some people in the thread have said that, as technical writers, we need to educate our bosses. I don't accept that assertion either. I'm a writer, not a business school professor.

I understand your attitude. In a perfect world, you wouldn't have to educate people about your job. But, realistically, what choice do you have? Very few people know anything about the nature of writing, and, as I've said in other posts today, experience has taught many managers not to trust tech-writers. These problems are irksome, but, unfortunately, they won't go away by refusing to face them.

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