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Subject:RE: Drafts Back in Time From:"Karen E. Black" <kblack_text -at- hotmail -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Thu, 29 May 2003 11:29:33 -0400
The subject line reminds me of a tech writer I used to work with.
Project managers used to complain that, while they only needed one draft
from me, they needed several drafts from the other writer, because this
writer couldn't keep track of versions or edits. Once, a PM showed me that
the writer had missed an edit on the first draft, got it on the second but
missed another edit, then lost the first edit on the third. This writer
didn't keep the reviewers' marked-up copies either, possibly for deniability
("no, I didn't get THAT correction, so it couldn't have been MY mistake").
Takes me "back in time," indeed...
BTW, when I send out a doc for review, I say if I don't hear from any
individual by the deadline, I will assume they have reviewed the doc and
have no comments or corrections. I don't know if it scares them or not.
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