RE: Help - my consultants cannot write!

Subject: RE: Help - my consultants cannot write!
From: "Porrello, Leonard" <lporrello -at- illumina -dot- com>
To: 'Craig Haiss' <craig -dot- haiss -at- rocketmail -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2011 17:44:18 +0000

Similarly, you could have all-company meetings in which the consultant stands in front of the group while the tech writer points out stupid writing decisions the consultant made and interrogates him about what he was thinking.

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Subject: Re: Help - my consultants cannot write!

Andrew, you could consider hiring a technical writer with teaching experience to tutor your consultants. The writer could edit a report, and then make an audio recording or have an in-person discussion with the consultant to discuss the rough points. That way your consultants would receive individualized feedback based on the writing offenses they commit most frequently.
 
Such an approach might yield better results than generalized training, unless all of your consultants seem to be making the same mistakes.
 
Good luck.
 
-Craig Haiss
blog: http://www.helpscribe.com
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References:
Help - my consultants cannot write!: From: Andrew Plato
Re: Help - my consultants cannot write!: From: Milan Davidović
Re: Help - my consultants cannot write!: From: Ruth Sessions
Re: Help - my consultants cannot write!: From: Suzanne Chiles
Re: Help - my consultants cannot write!: From: Craig Haiss

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