Re: Appropriate -- so inappropriate!

Subject: Re: Appropriate -- so inappropriate!
From: Kathleen MacDowell <kathleen -at- writefortheuser -dot- com>
To: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 16:18:45 -0500

< They typically don't care to understand the products and technology
they're documenting, preferring to simply edit and <make "look pretty" the
information they get from SMEs and other sources. And they often defend
their ignorance by <saying it makes them more in tune with novice users.

At best, I guess I'd say such people weren't technical writers, no matter
what their job title, and I'd be frustrated at having to work with them. But
I'd also be surprised if their job lasted very long.

<_aggressively_ non-technical to suggest someone who not only doesn't know
the technology but is opposed to learning <about it. Would anti-technical be

I guess anti-technical might be a good description, but I'm also amazed that
someone like that would be employed as a writer. These days? Is that why the
offering salaries are $14/hr?

Kathleen MacDowell
kathleen -at- writefortheuser -dot- com
kathleen -dot- eamd -at- gmail -dot- com

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