RE: What to look for in a technical editor

Subject: RE: What to look for in a technical editor
From: Lyn Worthen <Lyn -dot- Worthen -at- caselle -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 11:29:39 -0600

If I get assigned to a project that I have little/no background in (which is
a regular occurrance), one of the first things I do is ask my contact person
(who may/may not be the SME) for their suggestions on coming up to speed
(software to play with, books to read/avoid, etc.). I'd rather put in some
"homework" time before talking to the SME - it reduces wasted time &
frustration on both sides, and results in a better deliverable.


-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Plato
Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2003 11:15 AM

Of course, a technical person and a writer collaborate to share information
ensure details are accurate. But if the writer has no idea what the
person is talking about, then the exchange will be difficult. This is why
engineering types often dislike working with tech writers. They can't stand
having to teach those writers basic technical and science concepts. Its time
consuming and frustrating.


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