RE: observation of tech writer status

Subject: RE: observation of tech writer status
From: "Stevenson, Rebecca" <Rebecca -dot- Stevenson -at- workscape -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 12:37:04 -0500

We have the respect of the developers and the rest of engineering (project managers, QA) - we're in the same building with them, we work closely with them, we hound them and occasionally make them cookies. They appreciate us and occasionally get a review in on time.

The rest of the company has a hard time remembering we exist. :-) This may be an "out of sight out of mind" issue or something else; I hesitate to speculate.

-----Original Message-----

> My original post, however, was wondering if you, as technical
> writers, get respect from other departments but not from dev.
> In other words, the rest of the company understands your
> contributions, but development doesn't. Or, if certain
> departments see your worth and others don't (whether that
> perception is deserved or not).

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