Re: Looking for totally subjective opinions on HATs

Subject: Re: Looking for totally subjective opinions on HATs
From: David Neeley <dbneeley -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 15:07:38 -0600


Wouldn't that depend on how well the manual is made into modules, not
to mention what kind of manual it is?

For example, if the manual consists of "how to" instructions for
discrete procedures, I would hazard a guess that paying for such an
in-context edit is quite superfluous.

Unless I am mistaken regarding Author-It, you must either buy into the
reusable objects philosophy to begin with or find another tool--or be
massively disappointed. Since these objects are designed to be a "mix
and match" source for creating a variety of outputs, they *must* be
able to stand virtually alone in a variety of contexts.

For such a methodology, I would not think the whole-doc review would be needed.

There are other kinds of material in which it would make perfect
sense. Any sort of narrative material that must be altered for
incorporating changes would belong to this sort of category, I
think...but again, that is not what Author-It is designed for.

Or am I missing something here?


On Fri, 11 Mar 2005 14:48:54 +0000, Tom Brophy <tombrophy -at- ireland -dot- com> wrote:

> A better process would be to:
> a) send everything to the translator/vendor
> b) identify the changed/new bits
> c) pay for the translation of the changed/new bits - a TM can help with
> lowering this cost
> d) pay for an edit of the changed/new bits in the context of the complete
> work - a TM doesn't help lowering this cost, and your translator/vendor would
> probably charge an hourly rate for the work


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