Re: In the Land of the Buttless, the Half-Assed Man is King

Subject: Re: In the Land of the Buttless, the Half-Assed Man is King
From: "Diane Evans" <diane_evans -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 09:09:31 -0700

Andrew says, "My only addition is that in the current job market, the writers who are staying employed and doing well are those that contribute more than 50% to the project. They can contribute technical knowledge to the mix, and that significantly raises their value to the organization."

I want to disagree somewhat with this. I am employed and doing well, but don't contribute technical knowledge to the projects I work on. What I DO contribute is a logical mind, one that is able to make order out of chaos. I am not afraid to stop a developer and say, "The emperor has no clothes!" I may not understand how something needs to be accomplished, but I do know how to ask simple questions like "Always?" or "Never?".

Diane Evans
Technical Writer, documenting the Software Development Life Cycle for posterity...

Washington State Coordinator, Tombstone Project

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