RE: David's post on Minimalism

Subject: RE: David's post on Minimalism
From: "Blount, Patricia A" <Patricia -dot- Blount -at- ca -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 08:55:45 -0400

David,

Your post on Friday re: Minimalism is a perfect refutation for the
argument AGAINST technical writers I hear so often, especially at
cost-cutting time. It's a perfect example of what happens when
management leaves customer information development to the wrong people.

I hear this refrain over and over again - "everyone can write, why do I
need a tech writer?" And, the problem is, that's true to a very real
extent. Everyone CAN write. The question should be who is the best
writer for this particular job? When it comes to customer information, I
think developers and engineers should be the last choice.

Patty B.
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