RE: Yahoo has no staff tech writers

Subject: RE: Yahoo has no staff tech writers
From: John Posada <JPosada -at- book -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 15:44:51 -0400

>As I've said before, modern English speakers have a grammatical
>neurosis. The prime symptom of this neurosis is a greater concern with
>grammatical correctness than with content.

Not all of us. I didn't find that sig quote is MY quote.
Personally, and I'm gonna take flack for this, my attention to grammar does
not make my top five considerations.

My deliverable should be:

1- useful
2- technically accurate
3- what my user and my boss wants
4- on time
5- appealing
6- grammatically correct

Different factors will affect the top 4 (such as 4 will move up, maybe not
to 1, but up, if the document might hold up a release or a fix a Fatal

However, nothing makes 6 move up.

For those of you who agree, cool. For those who don't, tough?

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer
jposada -at- book -dot- com
"Be accurate...the 4am wakeup call you prevent could be your manager's"

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