Re: flashpoint of the week: editors and writers egos

Subject: Re: flashpoint of the week: editors and writers egos
From: "T. Word Smith" <techwordsmith -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 13:58:54 -0800 (PST)


If you submit something to the STC for competition, I
strongly recommend you consider the STC as a formal
audience for your documentation before you create the
documentation.

That is, if you consider your regular users and not
the STC judges, then you are starting off behind the
8-ball.

--- Chuck Martin <cm -at- writeforyou -dot- com> wrote:
> At the risk of taking this thread too far off track,
> my experience with this
> suggests it could be a hit-or-miss proposition.
>
> I was disappointed. The comments of both judges were
> substantailly along the
> same lines: that there wasn't a page of index for
> every 10 pages of content.
> The feedback was quantitative, not qualitative.

The judges, like you and I, are human and they apply
their technical-writing preferences to what they
judge. Sometimes, they are on the money, sometimes
they don't understand what they are talking about ....
C'est la vie.


=====
T.

"Money makes the world go 'round is an incomplete statement; money is the fuel, and stupidity is the short bus that burns it." (Bill Swallow-02/04)

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