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I would add that it's not all roses everywhere. Nor is
it all . . . uuuum . . . really wilted daisies. <vbg>
Some employers do, some don't. Some bosses do, some
don't. Some tech writers can change things, some
--- Bill Swallow <wswallow -at- nycap -dot- rr -dot- com> wrote:
> OK, I think you're wrong. ;) It is what you make it
> to be. You can allow
> the workplace to define you as a pigeonholed
> wordsmith with little value
> to the company other than a thought-to-text
> translator for developers,
> or you can take control of your role and make it
> what you want. I work
> within a group who, for years, was not interactive
> with the rest of
> engineering. Within the past 9 months we have broken
> many of these
> barriers down and not only have better working and
> relationships with the rest of the company, but
> actually have created
> some very cool opportunities (direct access to GUI
> strings for UI
> improvements, direct influence over the spec writing
> process, direct
> influence into new company-wide project management
> systems and bug
> reporting systems, and more).
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