Re: Request of Advice

Subject: Re: Request of Advice
From: John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2010 17:30:35 -0400

I don't agree.

Bad software and complex tasks are two different things.

You think that the best designed online help application is going to
let off-the-street with 1 year of experience convert, adapt, and
produce a 600 topic online help system in XML/DITA?

> If the software were good, then an inexperienced tech writer would be
> able to figure it out almost as quickly.

>>
>> > Wouldn't it be something if you could buy software that required
>> > little to no training, and caused little to no loss of productivity?
>>
>> You can.
>>
>> Hire experienced technical writers that don't require a
>> learning curve. What you are paying for with new software is
>> not the CERTAINTY of needing training... what you are paying
>> for is that your EXISTING writers cannot pick it up as soon
>> as they pick it up. THAT'S the cost of getting writers on the cheap.
>>
>> Bring in writers at a little higher money, with experience,
>> and even if the writer never saw the particular application,
>> you will get production in a very short time, maybe within hours.
>>
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References:
Request of Advice: From: s_borgioli
Re: Request of Advice: From: John Posada
RE: Request of Advice: From: Dan Goldstein
Re: Request of Advice: From: John Posada
RE: Request of Advice: From: Dan Goldstein

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