RE: Help - my consultants cannot write!

Subject: RE: Help - my consultants cannot write!
From: Andrew Warren <awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com>
To: Andrew Plato <andrew -dot- plato -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2011 15:14:01 -0700

Andrew Plato wrote:

> > Wouldn't it be easier to just hire techwriters and teach them to do
> > security consulting?
>
> Ehhhhh, no.
>
> It is unlikely a tech writer would have the engineering and security
> background necessary to do security consulting. Moreover, we don't
> have the resources to train people from that level. Our consultants
> are experienced security analysts with a background in systems &
> network administration or regulatory compliance.
>
> Moreover, consulting is a whole unique discipline in and of itself.

Change "consultant" to "technical writer", and modify a couple of the other nouns to match, and the resulting paragraph would be equally true.

I suggest that you let your consultants consult, and hire a writer to write (or maybe just an editor to edit, if you're lucky).

Or fire your consultants and get a batch of new ones who also happen to be better writers.

-Andrew

=== Andrew Warren - awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com
=== Synaptics, Inc - Santa Clara, CA
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