RE: Most difficult project

Subject: RE: Most difficult project
From: Paul Hanson <twer_lists_all -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2011 10:30:44 -0500

My most difficult project was at a previous employer. I was trying to learn
InDesign while revising a large manual (140 pages) that didn't use styles.
There was also no style guide - just spoken rules like the 'rule' re: spaces
after a period. The rule (and this is a direct quote): "Use one space after
a period unless it looks funny, then use two."

Paul Hanson
Senior Technical Writer
Pearson

-----Original Message-----
From: Platko, Mickey
Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 9:03 AM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Most difficult project

My most difficult project as a tech writer was when I walked into my first
day on a new job and was told the first stage of my deliverable was due that
day because the schedule had been pulled in two months. I was given examples
of what we had to write, and pointed to some sources for information, but
had to pretty much fumble through. Then the entire project due date was
pulled in another two months during our production time.


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