Re: First Technical Writer

Subject: Re: First Technical Writer
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 10:24:26 -0800

Congrats, Melissa.

My suggestion is to start by creating a company-specific style guide that
addresses common errors you see in the current documentation (and any stuff
that is client-facing, e.g., marketing pieces). This (friendly) guide could
eventually be distributed on a wide scale when the timing and perceived
reception are right (no one wants something shoved down their throat from
the "know-it-all new kid"). The guidee might also incorporate usage of
company collateral such as its logo, etc.

Another way in which you could make an immediate mark is to create a
corporate PowerPoint template for all to use. The Techwr-l archives also
contain PPT presentation tips you could adopt and pass along to those who
might make use of such info. If you can't find these and would like a copy,
send me a private e-mail and I'll forward a copy.

Best of luck!

> Chris

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