Re: Subject Matter Expertise-YES! Attack Iraq-NO!
Thus, software writers should have software development experience,
biotechnology writers should have biology experience/education,
telecommunications writers should....you get the idea.
I have to disagree a little bit here. A software writer working on end-user manuals needs experience *using* software - presumably in the same category. To write about chemical weapons disposal verificatiion software, you probably want to know a little bit about disposal of chemical weapons, or at least chemestry. (My contribution to the NO WAR thingie...) Page layout software wants experience with page layout. It follows that if you want to write about software *development* software, you should have experience with software development.
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