Re: What do you write?

Subject: Re: What do you write?
From: Me Too <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 14:17:37 -0700 (PDT)

> My question to you is this: On average, what
> percentage of your time to you
> spend on user documentation versus internal system
> documentation? Also, how
> much control do you have on the projects you get to
> work on?

So they hire you to write, and then they won't read.
This is standard. Welcome to the wonderful world of

For me, the ratio is about half and half. But, I was
hired with the understanding that I would be
documenting internal matters.

Like you, I see most of the internal documentation
ignored. The only times it really gets used is when
there's a new hire who needs to get up to speed, or
when we have to document things for audit compliance.

And as for degree of control...Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha.
I got a better chance of being eaten by a shark in
Kansas than to ever have even the tiniest smidgen of
control over anything around here.

What the heck. The checks don't bounce.


Keith Hood
Senior (only) tech writer
ACS, Inc.

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