RE: Re: How do hiring companies view TW resumes?

Subject: RE: Re: How do hiring companies view TW resumes?
From: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 20:10:03 -0700 (PDT)

So is the writing job in the factory?

If we're talking about something like a bulldozer, what documentation can't be done unless the writer puts his hands on the item? I can't imagine you're saying that a technical writer can't warn a worker that a component is heavy unless he tries to lift it himself, or that he can't write a warning that a bulldozer may run people over unless he knows how to drive one. And I'm 100% certain they won't have a writer test driving new models of heavy gear, so what hands-on experience would he get anyway?

Ken, I'm kind of interested in this now. I've never thought about technical writing in relation to heavy equipment. Could you tell us a bit more about this job you're hiring for? What are the deliverables?


--- On Thu, 4/1/10, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:

> From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
> Subject: RE: Re: How do hiring companies view TW resumes?
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Date: Thursday, April 1, 2010, 7:33 PM
> By the time a piece of heavy
> equipment is available for viewing or use at a rental yard,
> its documentation had better already have been written,
> tested and published.  Unless the docs person is just a
> "glorified secretary" who is being spoon fed input by SMEs
> who are doing all the verification after the font fondling
> has been done, there is just no replacement for actually
> being there.
>
> Gene Kim-Eng
>
>
> ------- Original Message -------
> On 4/1/2010  11:19 PM Keith Hood wrote:
> And now for my soapbox moment:  why not allow
> telecommuting? You know as well as I that in most jobs, 95%
> of what we do can be done remotely. If the guy in this job
> needs to get hands on a particular model to write about it,
> have him go to the nearest rental yard.
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