Re: flashpoint of the week: editors and writers egos

Subject: Re: flashpoint of the week: editors and writers egos
From: Steven Jong <SteveFJong -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 08:25:58 -0500

T. Word Smith wrote:

>> 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.

I feel l'm channeling Tom Hanks's character in "The Ladykillers": That's a good idea, and yet... NOT a good idea" 8^)

At least, it makes sense, but ideally there shouldn't be a gap between what an audience likes and what an STC judge likes.

I would be interested in your thoughts, Mr. T., on what that difference is. Please e-mail me privately (to avoid further bitter-sounding blasts) if you have anything specific in mind. I would appreciate it!

-- Steve (still trying to catch up after judging at the International Technical Publications Competition this past weekend)


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