RE: Help - my consultants cannot write!

Subject: RE: Help - my consultants cannot write!
From: "Al Geist" <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: "'Porrello, Leonard'" <lporrello -at- illumina -dot- com>, "'Steve Schwarzman'" <steve -at- writersbookmall -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 16:55:10 -0400

Sorry....I had a cracked tooth removed in preparation for a bridge, so my
focus wasn't was it should have been.

Al Geist-Geist Associates
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-----Original Message-----
From: Porrello, Leonard [mailto:lporrello -at- illumina -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 4:44 PM
To: 'Al Geist'; 'Steve Schwarzman'
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com; mike -dot- west -at- bigpond -dot- com
Subject: RE: Help - my consultants cannot write!

Not me. I didn't say that. That was Steve Schwarzman.

Sincerely,
Porrello, Leonard Porrello

-----Original Message-----
From: Al Geist [mailto:al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 1:31 PM
To: 'Steve Schwarzman'; Porrello, Leonard
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com; mike -dot- west -at- bigpond -dot- com
Subject: RE: Help - my consultants cannot write!

Porrello, Leonard Porrello said,

"There's something that's been mentioned several times now by several
posters that has me wondering, namely that consultants should by definition
be good writers/communicators."

You understand that the problem isn't that consultants should be "good
writers/communicators." The problem is that too many hiring authorities get
bamboozled by the "sales pitch" of the consultant and don't realize until
too late that the consultant may be a good engineer, but he/she can't put
two good sentences together. So, the question is "Are you hiring them for
their engineering skills, or their communication skills?" In Andrew's case,
excellent engineering skills are required, but good communication skills are
also needed to keep the profit margin high enough to keep the company
solvent. In most cases, this isn't necessary. His company is an exception,
so what he needs is a method whereby he can improve the quality of their
writing without diminishing the caliber of their security audit or
increasing the hours necessary to complete their reports.

AND speaking of money, how come you people are spending so much time
blathering about education and PC when you should be hunkered down over your
keyboard banging out exceptionally clear copy......

Al Geist-Geist Associates
Technical Communication, Help, Documentation Management
Mobile: 231-301-5770
E-mail: al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com
Website: www.geistassociates.com
Blog: www.gooterscheltz.com
Facebook: Geist Arts

See Also:
Geist Arts - Fine Art Photography - Exceptional Note Cards www.geistarts.com
 
"...I walked to work, quit my job, and kept walking. Better to be a pilgrim
without a destination, I figured, than to cross the wrong threshold each
day." (Sy Safransky)





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References:
RE: Help - my consultants cannot write!: From: Kat Kuvinka
Re: Help - my consultants cannot write!: From: mattgras
Re: Help - my consultants cannot write!: From: Ruth Sessions
RE: Help - my consultants cannot write!: From: Kat Kuvinka
RE: Help - my consultants cannot write!: From: Porrello, Leonard
Re: Help - my consultants cannot write!: From: Steve Schwarzman
RE: Help - my consultants cannot write!: From: Al Geist
RE: Help - my consultants cannot write!: From: Porrello, Leonard

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