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> The first thing I learned from my Professional Writing Professor is
> that I do not own anything I write. The company I work for owns it.
> Knowing that has prevented my ego from outrunning my
> professionalism. I have seen a lot of writers take "ownership" of
> their projects and get all bent when someone else wants to edit or
> review "their" documents. I think that just gets in the way of
> getting the job done.
First...what does academia know.
Second...I DO take ownership of what I write. The quality of the
deliverable is in direct relationship to who I am as a writer.
Getting it done well is personal.
While on te job, all anyone has to use to judge whether I should be
kept employed is my output, so of course it is personal...the quality
of my documentation determines whether I eat well (and I like to eat
well) and whether I can afford to buy my toys (and I like my toys).
OTOH, taking ownership and being able to take
criticism/direction/input are two different things.
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