RE: TW and QA

Subject: RE: TW and QA
From: eric -dot- dunn -at- ca -dot- transport -dot- bombardier -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2004 09:45:21 -0400

mlist -at- safenet-inc -dot- com wrote on 10/18/2004 09:33:43 AM:
> Well, this is certainly a QA problem, but is it the domain
> of techwriters, or of design engineers and CAD people?

All of the above. Any techwriter that didn't have enough of a grasp of how
the component worked to be able to identify "which way was up"
(figuratively and literally), could and should be replaced with a low paid

I may be inexperienced with designing the hydraulic, pneumatic, electric,
and computer systems used on a train. But, every system I've worked on
I've known enough to spot when voltages, pressures, inputs, outputs, or
operation didn't seem right. It's that distinction that allows me to call
myself a *TECHNICAL* writer and not a clerical typist.

Eric L. Dunn
Senior Technical Writer


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