RE: No Time to Read

Subject: RE: No Time to Read
From: linda_sims -at- vanguard -dot- com
To: <richard -dot- melanson -at- us -dot- tel -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2007 13:45:52 -0400

Boy, I hope that isn't sarcasm! ;-)

I'm not sure if you can really say I "took it on". It just seemed to me
that Richard was sounding a lot like a SME with information to give who
didn't know how to convey it in a way that others could easily understand.
One of my specialities as a tech writer is extracting useable information
from SMEs like that, and asking simple questions about tiny data points is
one of the methods I use. It's tedious. It can get annoying, and I
generally try to leaven the interrogation with humour. But at the end,
voila! communication has occurred and understandable information has been

Lin Sims
Project VPAS - Technical Writer
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of my employer or the organization through which the Internet was

<richard -dot- melanson -at- us -dot- tel -dot- com> wrote on 08/13/2007 01:36:01 PM:

> Wow, I can't believe I am reading this on a professional forum!!
> Thank you Lin for taking this issue on.
> Rick

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