RE: Hey! She messed with *my* manual

Subject: RE: Hey! She messed with *my* manual
From: "Downing, David" <david -dot- downing -at- fiserv -dot- com>
To: "Lorenzen, Jane {PBSG}" <jane -dot- lorenzen -at- pbsg -dot- com>, "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L Writing" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 08:15:25 -0500

MS Comic for a serious manual? What on earth was that person thinking???



David Downing

Senior Technical Writer

Credit Union Solutions

Fiserv





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From: Lorenzen, Jane {PBSG} [mailto:jane -dot- lorenzen -at- pbsg -dot- com]
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2009 5:54 PM
To: Gene Kim-Eng; Downing, David; TECHWR-L Writing
Subject: RE: Hey! She messed with *my* manual



Several months after developing training on some in-house software, I
was stunned to see that my SME had changed the font throughout the
entire training guide to MS Comic and added a byline to the FRONT COVER
that made us co-authors. I stammered a "gee, you shouldn't have" to hide
my horror. I didn't add that piece to my portfolio when I left that job.

Jane Lorenzen


-----Original Message-----
From: Gene Kim-Eng
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2009 1:34 PM
To: Downing, David; TECHWR-L Writing
Subject: Re: Hey! She messed with *my* manual

As long as they're not putting my name on it, no.

Gene Kim-Eng


----- Original Message -----
From: "Downing, David" <david -dot- downing -at- Fiserv -dot- com> Now I realize that
when you work for a company, as part of a documentation department, no
one person in the department owns a manual, and furthermore, I've made
revisions to other manuals that I didn't originally write. But
nevertheless, I found it rather disconcerting to have someone revising
one of "my" manuals.

Is that a feeling anybody else has had?

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References:
Hey! She messed with *my* manual: From: Downing, David
Re: Hey! She messed with *my* manual: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Hey! She messed with *my* manual: From: Lorenzen, Jane {PBSG}

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