Re: Advice on starting out; dealing with employers

Subject: Re: Advice on starting out; dealing with employers
From: Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 2 May 2011 07:20:14 -0400

I wasn't going to comment on the single/double space issue when Chris
first raised it, but now that it's starting to devolve into a debate
that I've seen many times before, I will.

1) Can we please spin this discussion off to a different thread, and
keep this thread focused on what new writers can do to improve their
documentation, impress their managers, and help their users?

2) I really don't believe that just because this is someone's pet
peeve, that it is the *most* important thing you can to do improve the
docs. The OP asked what to keep in mind when dealing with their
employer. Do you seriously think it's going to impress their manager
to say "I spent all day removing extra spaces in the documentation."
in their status report?

Just my 2 cents.


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