Re: Happy to be a Tech Writer?

Subject: Re: Happy to be a Tech Writer?
From: "Mike Starr" <mikestarr-techwr-l -at- writestarr -dot- com>
To: <vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2007 07:40:09 -0500

Ah, what a wonderful validation. We tech writers often acquire a
serendipitous overview of things that nobody else in the organization quite
gets. We stick our noses in places where we're not invited because we have a
need to understand things across multiple disciplines. How fortunate you are
to have a boss who not only groks that but strives to use it to your
organization's advantage.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "James Barrow" <vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net>
Subject: RE: Happy to be a Tech Writer?

> Lately, I've found that, as a tech writer, *I'm* the data repository. By
> that I mean that I've recently accepted a dozen or so meeting invitations
> for meetings that made me wonder why I was among the attendees. I sent an
> email to my supervisor yesterday asking if I was invited because I was
> accidentally included in a group list. His reply:
> "I think you should attend since you're the only person who understands
> all
> of the modules and how they interact with each other. You'll probably end
> up leading the meeting. If you're not comfortable doing that, sit back
> and
> let them jump in the pool without their water-wings."
> I mention this because it made my entire week (on a Monday) and I've seen
> other list members describe similar situations in which they have
> implicitly
> been designated the 'go-to guy';^)
> - Jim


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