Re: When reviewers collide

Subject: Re: When reviewers collide
From: John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Downing, David" <david -dot- downing -at- fiserv -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 15:22:26 -0500

Pretty much. You need to instill confidence in the reviewers that you own
and have control of the process or they're going to walk all over you.
They'll all have opinions on how documentation should be done, but you are
the only person who is paid to do only that and when it does out screwed up,
they'll be more than happy to give you the sole credit..

On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 3:09 PM, Downing, David <david -dot- downing -at- fiserv -dot- com>wrote:

> I assume you mean grow a pair of feet so I can put one down.
>
> Now one of the reviewers has ventured to rewrite it himself, although he's
> also said I should "Feel free to use this or something else," and that he
> doesn't have anything more to add.
>
> David Downing
> Senior Technical Writer
> Credit Union Solutions
> Fiserv
>
>
> ________________________________________
> From: John Posada [mailto:jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 2:35 PM
> To: Downing, David
> Cc: Technical Writing
> Subject: Re: When reviewers collide
>
> ...or grow a pair and say "Unless there are some technical inaccuracies,
> this is the version we'll be using. Please submit comments based on this
> version."
> Yesterday, I held a document review meeting in which one of my reviewers
> said that two paragraphs should be rewritten for clarity. I rewrote them and
> sent the new versions out to everyone who was at that meeting, and now one
> person says he liked my original wording better. So, what to do - come up
> with a hybrid, stick with the original wording, or give both versions to our
> editor and let him make the decision.
>
>
> --
> John Posada
> Senior Technical Writer
> NYMetro STC President
>
> Looking for the next gig.
>



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John Posada
Senior Technical Writer
NYMetro STC President

Looking for the next gig.
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Re: When reviewers collide: From: John Posada
RE: When reviewers collide: From: Downing, David

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