Re: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler

Subject: Re: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Steven Jong <SteveFJong -at- comcast -dot- net>
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2010 14:09:14 -0400

So who's the good example and who's the bad example? I see pros and
cons with both of them.

> Ernest:
> Takes extra time to use variables for product and company names; keeps source files clean; uses styles or templates
> Copyedits (at least) all input
> Works to a plan
> Follows the style guide even if it's not very good
> Reports status
> Selects, captures, and crops screens wherever appropriate
> Explains what every menu selection does
> Takes time off for professional development

> Scribbler:
> Gets the work done fast and minimally; doesn't waste time fondling fonts
> Copies and pastes input--why monkey with what the SME said?
> Gets work done and turned around ASAP
> Improves on the style guide
> Is too busy writing to tell people about it
> Throws in screenshots wherever possible
> Shows where every menu selection goes
> Is good at the job and doesn't need to change

Bill Swallow

Twitter: @techcommdood

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