Re: Most annoying word

Subject: Re: Most annoying word
From: "Guy K. Haas" <guy -at- hiskeyboard -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2006 09:55:54 -0800

In some shops, SMEs and CPs can be different. The CP might be a developer who writes a spec or draft and hands off to the Tech Writer, while the SME is available to be interviewed and to review/correct the drafts produced by the TW. The CP may have drafted something 2 years ago that is just now coming into the hands of a TW for publication -- and that CP may even no longer be available. Thus, another SME must be made available for review duties.

--Guy K. Haas
Software Exegete in Silicon Valley

Claire Conant wrote:

I agree! Tech writers are not "content providers" - those are the SMEs
that give the raw material. The tech writers are the magicians that,
along with skilled technical editors <ahem!>, make it understandable. =)


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