RE: Time Writing vs. Time Updating

Subject: RE: Time Writing vs. Time Updating
From: Margaret Hassall <Margaret -dot- Hassall -at- computershare -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 13:43:30 +1000

As a full-timer, I'd say about 50/50, but my current projects are all still
fairly new.

When I was a "roving contract writer" it was all or nothing - that is, I was
hired short term to create something brand new, or, I was hired to revise
something that hadn't been updated in ages.


-----Original Message-----
From: Craig Branham [mailto:ccbranham -at- hotmail -dot- com]
Sent: Saturday, 29 March 2003 4:26 AM
Subject: Time Writing vs. Time Updating

I'm curious to hear outside feedback about a question that has come up among

a group of my colleagues.

If you are a full-time technical writer, what percentage of your time from
release to release do you spend revising existing documentation vs. writing
completely new documentation?

How different is it for roving contract writers who work from project to

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