Re: how long does "fixing" a document take

Subject: Re: how long does "fixing" a document take
From: "Carrie Baker" <carriebak -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Ned Bedinger" <doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2007 11:01:03 +0300

Basically, my boss is not a technical writer and does not quite
understand about what we do.
Whenever we get a document for editing that goes through her (rather
than technical writing projects), she expects us to whip them off in a
few hours; that is really why I was verifying that my feeling that I
should be spending at least 10 hours on this, was justified.
The document was sent to me by the SME, and the author was the R&D guy.
You are in fact quite right about the "presence" in this particular
document, but I am managing to work around that.

On 6/11/07, Ned Bedinger <doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com> wrote:
> So, I'm curious: Why do you think it is taking longer than it should? I
> mean, what is it that is taking so long? I can easily imagine a tech
> writer having differences with the author about how the doc should be
> organized/worded, and deciding to rewrite or even start from scratch. It
> is a little harder to imagine a tech writer actively working to preserve
> the author's voice and 'presence' in the presentation. Is the problem
> you're having anywhere along these lines? Can you sit with the author
> and go over the document, to get the full sense of it?
> Ned Bedinger
> doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com

Carrie Baker
carriebak -at- gmail -dot- com

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