Re: A Good Problem, but a Problem Nonetheless...

Subject: Re: A Good Problem, but a Problem Nonetheless...
From: "Pro TechWriter" <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "neilson -at- windstream -dot- net" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 11:33:48 -0400

LOL, you are absolutely right, Peter, and that is why I don't work for the
Army!! (Have worked for the VA and the USDA though).

On 4/24/07, neilson -at- windstream -dot- net <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net> wrote:
> "Pro TechWriter" wrote
> > On several occasions, I was told not to change anything, period, even
> > though the documents were incredibilty inaccurate and would not be
> > understandable by an average person. It's frustating.
> In certain situations (a military contracting company comes to mind) the
> document is *supposed* to contain all the errors and just look pretty. The
> idea is to give the customer precisely what the contract specifies, and
> any
> changes are part of a new contract. Spell that: $new $contract.
> Furthermore, in the military situation, the tech writer possibly is
> excluded
> from knowing the particular details, because of contract secrecy or
> perhaps
> because "we do it the Army way" and there is no choice, either for the
> tech
> writer or for his manager, of doing it any other way. Perhaps the old
> joke,
> "I don't think they're going to read this thing, but will only check that
> it
> weighs more than four pounds," is literally true.
> --Peter Neilson

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