RE: Just can't help myself

Subject: RE: Just can't help myself
From: "Wright, Lynne" <lwright -at- positron911 -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 11:43:17 -0400


wow... you had functional and product specs? Sometimes i have to write manuals working just on heresay from product managers and developers, and blind faith. its terribly exciting, by-the-seat-of-my-pants kinda stuff. yeah.

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Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2005 11:38 AM
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Subject: Re: Just can't help myself



> > And rates will always be lower for writers because the product
> > needs to exist before there's a need for a manual on it.
>
> Wrong.
>
> My last gig, I created 250 pages of user manual from the functional
> and technical specs. I started it 3 months before line one of code
> was written and was 95% done the day it went to QA.
>
> ...and this wasn't the first time I did it that way.

Right on. My last doc project's draft was done before the product was
even built for the first time. :-)





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