RE: Hostility towards STC

Subject: RE: Hostility towards STC
From: "Bill Swallow" <wswallow -at- nycap -dot- rr -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2003 23:48:45 -0400

::: >That's really tough to measure.
::: >
::: Yes. But universities do it all the time when issuing
::: transfer credits.

That whole process is a joke in and of itself. Of course that's just my
opinion. ;)

::: >A tech writer who has worked in the defense
::: >industry for 25 years is more valuable to that industry than a very
::: >well-rounded candidate with 25 years all over the place
::: doing many different
::: >things.
::: >
::: That's a matter of opinion, really. Some companies prefer
::: specialists, other generalists. In the example cited above,
::: the well-rounded candidate might be more valuable because
::: he or she brings new perspectives. Ask me on alternate
::: days, and you'll get different answers about which is better.

I haven't heard too many calls from the defense industry for writers with a
fresh perspective. Usually they want someone who knows what to aim for in a
doc deliverable for their needs out of the gate... Then again I only know
about a half-dozen or so writers in the defense industry (more in the
mech/sci roles), so my perspective could be skewed...

Bill Swallow
wswallow -at- nycap -dot- rr -dot- com

Purchase RoboHelp X3 in April and receive a $100 mail-in
rebate, plus FREE RoboScreenCapture and WebHelp Merge Module.
Order here:

Help celebrate TECHWR-L's 10th Anniversary starting this month!
Check out the contests at
Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday TECHWR-L....

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.


Re: Hostility towards STC: From: Bruce Byfield

Previous by Author: RE: Visual SourceSafe/other doc control apps
Next by Author: RE: Tech writer/ Documentation Specialist
Previous by Thread: Re: Hostility towards STC
Next by Thread: Re: Hostility towards STC

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

Sponsored Ads