Re: Message for posting please

Subject: Re: Message for posting please
From: kcronin -at- daleen -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 06:04:05 -0700

Sharron wrote:
> I'm trying to research the 'standard' ratios between developers and
> technical authors. Does anyone have any figures they can provide please?

The only "standards" I've seen are really just wish-lists. One of my
coworkers once told me in a very authoritative tone of voice that there
should be one tech writer for every ten developers, but I suspect she
pulled the figure out of her - er - out of thin air.

You can probably find SOME survey that supports whatever your own belief
is, but I don't know how scientific that would be. Note: When you pitch it
to your superiors, that tone-of-voice trick is helpful - it adds
conviction. <g> Good luck.

Keith Cronin
apparently one of the only tech writers alive who A)never read Tolkein,
and B) never saw the movie.


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