RE: The Tech Writer as Smuggler

Subject: RE: The Tech Writer as Smuggler
From: "Sarah Stegall" <sstegall -at- bivio -dot- net>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2009 09:11:57 -0700

I have to say, nothing beats TECHWR-L for turning a joke into an
argument.



Have a nice Friday.



Sarah

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From: Stephen Arrants [mailto:steve -at- mbfbioscience -dot- com]
Sent: Friday, June 19, 2009 4:11 AM
To: Sarah Stegall; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: The Tech Writer as Smuggler



Trafficking also means being responsible for routing, tracking, and
managing things like projects, documents, etc. within a business from
one department to another. As each department takes action,
responsibility goes back to the traffic manager for further
routing/action.

This term has been in use at least as long as I've been in publishing
(almost 30 years).


>From a recent job description on Craigslist for a "Project Editor":

"Outsources and manages work from vendors and freelancers (includes
trafficking the product from outline and initial manuscript through
publication, and ensuring quality at every stage)"

Trafficking?!? I think they mean "tracking". Yeah, I guess they do need
an editor. Rather badly.

Sarah

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Follow-Ups:

References:
How Do You Decide How Long Things Will Take (in a SCRUM Shop)?: From: Jerry Kindall
The Tech Writer as Smuggler: From: Sarah Stegall
RE: The Tech Writer as Smuggler: From: Stephen Arrants

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