RE: Anyone Can Write - Just Look At The Job Descriptions

Subject: RE: Anyone Can Write - Just Look At The Job Descriptions
From: Stuart Burnfield <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au>
To: Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2011 10:22:27 +0800 (WST)

Kay Robart said:
> I don't know which is more irritating, the idea that anyone
> can write or the idea that it is just about misspellings, wrong
> words, and broken sentences (I don't mean anything personal).
> I had a boss one time who actually appreciated my skills but
> always explained my function to others as "She's the one who
> makes me dot my i's and cross my t's." Eek!

Eek indeed. Or: "... and then we'll hand the documents over to you to make them pretty."

Here's a useful formula to counter the "fixes typos" informal job description:

Clear
Correct
Complete
Concise
Consistent

Stuart
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