Re: Taking Credit

Subject: Re: Taking Credit
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 09:22:58 -0800 (PST)

> Just curious here, on everything I have done so far at my current
> location, I have not included my name or initials on anything.
> Granted, everyone and their dog knows what I have done, so I was
> content to go with something along the lines of "Prepared by
> Operations" or some other similar variation.

Two different issues here.

First, as an official "credit", not, I don't use my name. The problem
is that if I leave and the content says "For isues regarding this
document, see John Posada.", they won't know who to contact in my
place. I always refer by department or job function.

OTOH, so that you can prove you write it...many of the things I
document include either status bars, "signed in as", etc. I don't go
out of my way to remove those attributes. Makes it easier when you
include it in a portfolio and they want to be more assured that I
wrote it.

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer

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