Re: Challenging the tech writer mythos

Subject: Re: Challenging the tech writer mythos
From: Gene Kim-Eng <gene -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2003 13:11:53 -0700


This arguement can work to a certain point, for example, if you have experience
documenting a particular type of product, but just not that company's. However,
someone making the assertion that they *do* know the tech, but are able to *think*
like someone who doesn't on demand will most likely do better every time.

Gene Kim-Eng



At 01:24 PM 4/20/2003 -0700, Lisa Wright wrote:

The post is prompted by Chuck Martin's wondering whether he can credibly
assert to a hiring manager, "That a certain unfamiliarity of a product
will actually elicit areas in which the resulting documentation needs to
focus (and also provide information for future improvements in product
design)?." This is a statement that I've heard since early in my career,
perhaps even as early as college. While I've come to believe it less and
less, and to consider it a simplistic statement on what we bring to the
table, I've only recently challenged it and, more importantly,
considered what it says about us as professionals.



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References:
Challenging the tech writer mythos: From: Lisa Wright

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