RE: Same content for multiple clients

Subject: RE: Same content for multiple clients
From: John Posada <JPosada -at- book -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 17:16:26 -0500


If the client wants the same type of manual for the same software program,
tell him you'll save him money and tell him where he can buy one already
written. if he says no, ten maybe there is something fishy going on?

If the manual would be different for the same software application, then
write it with no fear of conflict of interest. isn't that the whole point of
the books such as Que and Sams?

Two manuals being the same doesn't end at how you phrase the click
instruction.

-----Original Message-----
From: meem writer [mailto:meemwriter -at- hotmail -dot- com]
Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 12:20 PM
To: TECHWR-L
Subject: Same content for multiple clients



I am a freelance writer and I have written manuals for one client on a
specific software program. Another client has asked me to write a manual on
the same software program. My question is about content. How much do you
change/modify the content from one client to another? There are some
sentences that no matter how much I try, sound best a certain way. Can the
same text be used in manuals for more than one client? For example, "Click
the File menu and select Print" or a description of a window, screen or
another component of the software. Thanks!

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