Re: Starting over (long)

Subject: Re: Starting over (long)
From: Sankara R <ss_rajanala -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, "List,Techwriter" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 09:34:50 -0800 (PST)

--- Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:

> *Ideally,* the tester would be someone who has
> the same
> level of technical literacy as your expected
> user but little or
> no knowledge of the particular product under
> development.

But they do have, because well before testing
documents, the test engineer has been testing the
features of the product. OTOH, a peer will do
fine because, *ideally* we do the things that we
document: install, destroy log files, crash, and
recover. Troubleshooting info is typically served
up - all issues and solutions we cannot fathom;
and release notes; and API/SDK documents.

If we don't do things that we document, and only
take input and clean it up for language, then it
is editing. Some call it proofreading -
On an unrelated note, was it Baudulaire who would
go into depression and seclusion for months
together after completing a book (feeling
terrible about his output). Happens to the best
of them French writers, what?

Thanks and regards,
Sankara S Rajanala
Citec Information
+358 50 428 0702
Tina: I am an experienced technical writer.
You are an intern and a rodent, respectively.

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