Re: Your experience - writing in Author-It, didn't drink the Kool Aid

Subject: Re: Your experience - writing in Author-It, didn't drink the Kool Aid
From: Wade Courtney <wade -dot- courtney -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: cjcbrown -at- comcast -dot- net
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 12:20:54 -0700

I was hired into a company that was already using it. I was open to trying
new things and I liked what authorit had to offer as a product. There was no
Koolaid to drink.

Since moving on from that company I am implementing it in my current
company. I love it. The only thing I didn't like about it was having to use
word.

It takes some getting used to, but there is no reason why you can't write in
a linear style and still use AuthorIT's modular capabilities.

Keep an open mind.

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On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 11:43 AM, <cjcbrown -at- comcast -dot- net> wrote:

>
>
> Hi all,
>
>
>
> I'm in search of hearing from writers who have moved to Author-It not
> because they were in love with Author-It and drank the Kool-Aid of
> enthusiasm for the tool, but more under duress because of corporate
> direction.
>
>
>
> Our group of 12 writers and trainers is considering moving to Author-It as
> a CMS/modular composition environment.
>
> Some of us need the modular/CMS aspects because of the products we are
> documenting, but some don't, and for them the current
>
> environment is highly tuned and works fine (narrative versus modular
> writing, Frame to PDF).
>
>
>
> So, if any other linear-narrative style writer has gone through such a
> transition, what was it like, and how do you like writing in Author-It, if I
> may ask?
>
>
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Connie
>
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References:
RE: [OT]: rabbit-trapping instructions: From: Spectrum Writing
Your experience - writing in Author-It, didn't drink the Kool Aid: From: cjcbrown

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