Re: Question - Training Guides - Who Writes?

Subject: Re: Question - Training Guides - Who Writes?
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2009 09:30:04 -0700

So who is going out and doing the training? If someone in the company is doing
it, that's your SME and possibly your end user as well, depending on how the
training is conducted.

If the clients just self-train using the guide, then it really is just a user
document that is just being called a training guide.

Gene Kim-Eng


----- Original Message -----
From: "Margaret Alston" <diamondvapor5 -at- yahoo -dot- com>

At my last 3 jobs, the trainers themselves wrote the training guides and the
Documentation dept reviewed and prettied them up. At this job, I am told that I
am responsible for writing up all the procedures as well. I don't go out and
train, I can only just look at the software and write the routines, which is
fine but I don't know business processes and am not close to the clients,
obviously. I would think being close to the clients makes for more 'real"
training.

Can anyone comment on this? What do you think is ideal? What are your company
experiences?

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