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

Subject: Re: Anyone Can Write - Just Look At The Job Descriptions
From: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2011 05:26:17 -0400

Quality engineers (my wife's one) whine--er--I mean observe--that some managers think anyone can be a QE. After all, what kind of talent does it take to use an "OK" rubber stamp? Or to write specs that say a 50-lb bag will have between 50.0 and 50.5 lbs of material in it? They do not want to hear any statistical theory (or other mathematics) that does not match their preconceived notions. And they want that bad batch of stuff retested until it's good.

On 06/27/2011 03:05 AM, Stuart Burnfield wrote:

"William Sherman"<bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com> wrote:
There seems to be a common thread about one of the main difficulties
tech writers have in trying to get other groups to accept that they
really are something special with their skills. Most find that other
groups think of them with a "well, we all learned to write in first
grade, so what?" mentality.

Just as our school experience shows that everyone can teach.
After all, it's just *speaking*.
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