RE: Documenting A Ballet Dance

Subject: RE: Documenting A Ballet Dance
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
To: "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 16:16:45 -0500

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Swallow [mailto:techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com]
> Sent: Monday, December 12, 2005 4:15 PM
> To: Bonnie Granat
> Subject: Re: Documenting A Ballet Dance
> > The writer's product is his or her document. When you hire
> a writer, you
> > want a person who can produce a suitable document. You do
> NOT want the
> > ultimate product.
> I hire to suit the ultimate product. I have a writer who has been
> working on a documentation project in support of a software product,
> and she's done almost no writing. And yet, the product is going out
> the door with far more usable documentation and enhanced features than
> it's ever had. A tech writer was instrumental in this feat.
> Anyone can write a document. Personally I think it's high time tech
> writers took note of this. Sure, it may not conform to your exacting
> standards, but it'll probably be adequate. So what's the value we add?
> A document? I'd like (no, I hope) to think not.

Then stop advertising for technical *writers*!

Bonnie Granat


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