RE: Style guide mindmap

Subject: RE: Style guide mindmap
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 16:55:02 -0400

I can't imagine a tech writing department "clamoring" to use someone
else's mind map to develop their style guide.

But I can easily imagine a consultant selling it to a non-tech-writing
manager -- who would then turn around and say, "We bought it, now use


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bartels, Mary
> Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 3:24 PM
> To: Rob Hudson; TECHWR-L
> Subject: RE: Style guide mindmap
> Rob:
> What or who is behind this venture? Has this been
> suggested to you by one of your colleagues? I
> think this might be a worthwhile effort if you can
> create a business case for it. This business case
> would include, but not be limited to, tech writers
> and tech writing departments clamoring for a mind map
> to develop their own style guide. I define something
> coming out of academia as worthwhile if it will be
> snatched up by the business world and put to good
> use. Me? I love style guides. A "mind map" to
> develop a style guide sounds like fun, but I don't
> know if it is really worthwhile.

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