RE: Help - my consultants cannot write!

Subject: RE: Help - my consultants cannot write!
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 12:21:37 -0700

Dan Goldstein wrote:

> I agree that you would never choose between surgeons with comparable
> surgical expertise on the basis of their grammar.
>
> However, if I might briefly return to the subject line, you might
> indeed
> choose between security consultants with comparable security expertise
> on the basis of their writing skills.

Precisely. There are professions -- like brain surgeon, or mechanic -- where communication skills are largely irrelevant. But there are also professions -- like security consultant (any kind of consultant, really), trainer/teacher, or manager -- where being able to express oneself clearly and convey information succinctly and accurately to others are _essential aspects of the work_.


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
303-223-5111
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rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom
303-903-6372
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Re: Help - my consultants cannot write!: From: Michael West
Re: Help - my consultants cannot write!: From: Edwin Skau
RE: Help - my consultants cannot write!: From: Michael West
RE: Help - my consultants cannot write!: From: Porrello, Leonard
RE: Help - my consultants cannot write!: From: Michael West
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