Re: Help - my consultants cannot write!

Subject: Re: Help - my consultants cannot write!
From: Edwin Skau <eddy -dot- skau -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Andrew Plato <andrew -dot- plato -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 9 Oct 2011 04:39:01 +0530

Info mapping. Turns non-writers into purveyors of pretty decent content
almost overnight. Doesn't fix grammar and style issues.
If I repeat this once more, I'm gonna charge those folks an advertising fee.

Edwin

On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 2:02 AM, Andrew Plato <andrew -dot- plato -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> They are full-time, salaried employees. We don't have very many
> contractors.
>
> Remember, our business is not writing, its security. We do pen-tests,
> compliance auditing, forensics investigations, etc. We don't do tech
> writing work.
>
> And in many cases, good penetration testers or compliance experts are
> not always good writers. Hence the request for some ideas on how to
> educate these people on better writing techniques.
>
> Andrew Plato
>
> On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 1:25 PM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
> > So are these consultants W2 employees of your firm, or are they 1099s
> > consulting to you?
> >
> > If the latter, why not just lay out your requirements to them, tell them
> you
> > expect the work they submit to meet those requirements and let them
> figure
> > out how to get the writing done or sub the editing out to someone?
> Doesn't
> > trying to train your consultants to follow a specific process run counter
> to
> > the IRS's rules for defining independent contractors?
> >
> > Gene Kim-Eng
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References:
Help - my consultants cannot write!: From: Andrew Plato
Re: Help - my consultants cannot write!: From: Edwin Skau
Re: Help - my consultants cannot write!: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Help - my consultants cannot write!: From: Andrew Plato

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