RE: Senior/junior level technical writing

Subject: RE: Senior/junior level technical writing
From: "Craig Cardimon" <craig -dot- cardimon -at- att -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 08:51:35 -0500

> 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
> it should be finished. Requires monitoring of the project on a regular
> for quality and progress. Requires coaching to adhere to style and
> specification requirements. Required to requests help on anything out of
> ordinary.
> 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
> status report) Has direct input on style and specifications. Handles
> out of the ordinary based on past experience and training, then informs
> management.

Excellent descriptions. I saved your criteria for future reference.


Craig Cardimon
Computer Programming, Technical Writing, and Medical/Scientific Writing
craig -dot- cardimon -at- att -dot- net


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