Re: STC is broken

Subject: Re: STC is broken
From: "Michael West" <mbwest -at- bigpond -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 2 May 2008 07:49:49 +1000

> Given the situation that Beth describes, I'd bet that a large percentage
> professional techwriters would just do the job for which they were hired:
> Fill in the blanks on the website in accord with the customer's
specifications plus all
> applicable rules of grammar and syntax. Then, the pro would deposit the
> quickly and move on to the next gig.

In many cases that's all they'd be allowed to do. We can recommend, explain,
cajole; but in the end the guys who pay us have the final say in the scope
of work. This is especially true in short-term contracting situations. Where
we have more time to spend campaigning for usability, and we can produce
prototypes and examples, we have a better chance of being heard.

Mike West
Melbourne, Australia


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