Re: An e-mail-based poll re: TW roles

Subject: Re: An e-mail-based poll re: TW roles
From: arroxaneullman -at- aol -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 10:24:25 -0400


1) I have to know pretty much everything about my company from marketing and sales to tech support and programming. I don't have to do the stuff, luckily, but I have to understand what my coworkers are doing.

2) I'm constantly expanding my knowledge of business philosophy, best practices, developments, tools, etc. I'd say I'm ahead of the curve, but still have a lot to learn.

3) I'm not sure what you mean by "bottom line" in this context, but I do know that in a small to mid-size company everyone has to focus on overall success--not just individual, team, or project success.

Hope my answers are in the right direction. Best of luck with the informal poll.

--Arroxane

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Sun, 24 Apr 2005 22:43:33 -0400
Subject: An e-mail-based poll re: TW roles


I thought I'd do a more verbose poll of the list to see where people
stand with regard to our roles in the companies in which we work...

1) How in-tune with your company's business model are you, the Technical Writer?

2) How business savvy are you, and do you keep an open mind to
business demands in all aspects of your professional career?

3) What do you do to feed the bottom line (and what is that bottom
line) of your respective company, and is what you do in-line with what
your company ultimately wants?

Please note the emphasis on "company" and not on any other aspect of
our involvement.


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An e-mail-based poll re: TW roles: From: Bill Swallow

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