Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit

Subject: Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 07:32:13 -0700

I've been in both these situations.

1) resulted in my advice to writers that says, "if engineers don't
go diving under their desks when they see the writer coming,
you're being too easy on them."

2) is where I am now (I'm the primary writer *and* the project
manager/company cat herder).

I'd *like* to think that most of the pubs groups I've managed
were similar to the one you started in, but you'd have to ask
people who have worked for me about that one.

Gene Kim-Eng


----- Original Message -----
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>

1) the company is immature and project "management" is still being
learned, so the writer has to fend for self on many levels
2) the company has matured and project management is not only a title
but has been assigned to a dynamic and committed person (or group) who
lives and breathes process, gets a kick out of herding cats, and when
pricked bleeds GANTT charts... so the writer is automatically included
in planning, and can just concentrate on the gathering of source info
and the writing/drawing/what-we-do.

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References:
Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Darcy Rumbold
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Ned Bedinger
RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Bonnie Granat
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Bonnie Granat
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Bonnie Granat
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Ned Bedinger
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Ned Bedinger
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Ned Bedinger
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: McLauchlan, Kevin

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