Re: Funny Tech Writing

Subject: Re: Funny Tech Writing
From: wanda <wanda -dot- jane -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 01 May 2006 14:49:12 -0700

LOL, and from recent personal experience remember to make a big note to yourself if you do as Joe suggests:

Joe Malin wrote:

The helicopter approach was suggested to me as a way of defusing picky
SMEs. Put one outrageously wrong thing into the documentation, and the
SME would jump all over it. He or she would then be distracted away from
attempting to correct grammar errors, spelling mistakes, etc.

I recently had a translator ask me to explain one of my placeholders in a Help file. It had gotten through 2 tech reviews, a full edit, and my final review before going on to translation!

Let us overthrow the totems, break the taboos. Or better, let us consider them cancelled. Coldly, let us be intelligent.
Pierre Trudeau
Canadian politician (1919 - 2000)


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