RE: job-hunt weirdness

Subject: RE: job-hunt weirdness
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "Robert Lauriston" <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2009 14:22:53 -0600

Robert Lauriston wrote:

> Any good docs manager should be able recognize the work of a good
> technical writer even when the quality of the samples has been
> compromised by real-world constraints such as a lack of time or money
> for copy-editing and proofreading, bad corporate style guides, and so
> on. What professional hasn't struggled to produce good work under such
> conditions?
> On Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 3:53 PM, Michael
West<WestM -at- ap -dot- aurecongroup -dot- com>
> wrote:
> > Instead of scratching one's head, one might consider whether
> > in grammar, syntax, focus and clarity might (just possibly) exist in
> > writing samples one supplies to prospective employers.

So, you're arguing that Michael is wrong, and that deficiencies in
grammar, syntax, focus, and clarity shouldn't affect the hiring
manager's assessment of an applicant? Really?

What do you suggest the hiring manager use to recognize a good technical
writer -- Vulcan mind-meld? Certification? Oops, sorry. Forget I said
that. ;-)


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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