RE: Workplace issues

Subject: RE: Workplace issues
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "Laura Praderio Lynn" <lpraderio -at- alpineclimbs -dot- com>, <quills -at- airmail -dot- net>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 13:32:25 -0400

Laura Praderio Lynn had the nerve to say:
> hello,
> from many years ago i recall a statistic that a tech writer can work
> about two thirds of the day doing "hard" tech writer work (writing)
> then the rest of the day doing administrative/other duties. this
> to somewhere around two to three finished pages per day. i use these
> numbers to build my budgets and project time/costs for tech writing.
> so i agree that 100% tech writing every minute would be hard to
> given the focus required.

I can spend _weeks_ working on a project without writing a single page
of Help or Install Guide or SDK, etc. It's research and
Sometimes that also includes run-throughs while I gather screencaps or
create illustrations or take photos or... or...
Then, when I'm ready (and perhaps the product is, too...) I can write
many, many doc pages and Help topics in a given day, and string several
days like that together, and voila! a book. Or pronto presto, a Help



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Re: Workplace issues: From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: Workplace issues: From: quills
Re: Workplace issues: From: Laura Praderio Lynn

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