RE: Senior/junior level technical writing

Subject: RE: Senior/junior level technical writing
From: John Posada <JPosada -at- book -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 11:20:14 -0500

and/or decision making powers you possess. I have not seen a guide outlining
the requirements for junior, intermediate, and senior technical writers.
Does one exist?

I don't know if one exists, but here's the criteria I use:

Junior: Requires direct input on what to do at predetermined points and when
it should be finished. Requires monitoring of the project on a regular basis
for quality and progress. Requires coaching to adhere to style and
specification requirements. Required to requests help on anything out of the

Intermediate: Requires occasional input on what do and when it should be
finished Requires monitoring at predetermined intervals for quality and
progress. Is presented at beginning of project with style guide and
specification requirements, then expected to follow with no further input.
Is able to address most issues out of the ordinary with brief guidance.

Senior: Expectation is that deadline is met unless senior level writer
initiates discussion. Requires almost no monitoring (maybe weekly management
status report) Has direct input on style and specifications. Handles issues
out of the ordinary based on past experience and training, then informs

That's it off the top of my head.

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer
jposada -at- book -dot- com
NY: 212-414-6656
Dayton: 732-438-3372
"Alright, nobody move! I've got a dragon here, and I'm not afraid to use it"
---------- Donkey


LAST CHANCE for this steal of a deal! Purchase RoboHelp X3 by February 28
and receive $100 mail-in rebate and FREE WebHelp Merge Module ($339 value)!
RoboHelp, the Industry Standard in Help Authoring, has won over 55 industry
awards. For more information please visit:

"RoboHelp X3 is simply remarkable." - George Bell, Techno-Vision Systems

You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as:
archive -at- raycomm -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Send administrative questions to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.


Previous by Author: RE: Senior/junior level technical writing
Next by Author: How secure are passworded PDFs
Previous by Thread: Senior/junior level technical writing
Next by Thread: RE: Senior/junior level technical writing

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads