RE: Bouncing Reality Checks

Subject: RE: Bouncing Reality Checks
From: "Lisa Wright" <liwright -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 10:39:52 -0800

Yabbut... sounds like you're not writing for him. Too bad he's
indifferent about whether anyone else understands the feature besides

I was discouraged to see that one of the two ads for tech writers in the
Sunday Rocky/Post Job ads was for a Manual Writer/clerk, who would be
paid $8-9 (US) per hour. I sincerely hope no one applies!


-----Original Message-----
From: bounce-techwr-l-53104 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
[mailto:bounce-techwr-l-53104 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com] On Behalf Of Tom
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2002 9:19 AM
Subject: Bouncing Reality Checks

Just wanted to check in with another reality update from the trenches.

I sat in a meeting the other day discussing the documentation of a new
system capability. THE Subject Matter Expert on this particular
capability asked, "Do we want this documentation to be 100% accurate? Or
is pretty close good enough for our needs?" It seems that he was
concerned with whether or not he actually needed to review the
documentation, since it wasn't for him. HE knows the system.

Now this is the engineer, not the writer, asking this question. I guess
it's not simply a problem that writers don't care about content.
Sometimes writers care more about content than those for whom they are

Tom Murrell
mailto:tmurrell -at- columbus -dot- rr -dot- com Last Updated 10/28/02
--First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to
others. Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471), 1420--

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