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Subject:RE: Dilbert Today From:"Bruce Megan (ST-CO/ENS2.5-NA)" <Megan -dot- Bruce -at- us -dot- bosch -dot- com> To:Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> Date:Wed, 6 Jun 2012 18:07:34 +0200
In my experienceâ.working with 3 specific engineers, they donât necessarily want to write the documentâ.they want to CRITIQUE the document. I would be a little more gracious if these guys would stick to the technical verification, and not give me the reasons why the style guide (which I have no control over) should be changed.
From: Gene Kim-Eng [mailto:techwr -at- genek -dot- com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 10:54 AM
To: Bruce Megan (ST-CO/ENS2.5-NA)
Cc: Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Dilbert Today
The comments I usually get from engineers is something along the lines of, "you repeated what I told you, but you managed to do it using half as many words." I've worked with engineers who could have done as good a job of writing their documents as I could, but just not as fast as I could. And I've NEVER worked with any engineers who actually WANTED to write their own documents. My experience with the SMEs I have worked with has been that when they told me it would have been easier for them to write a document themselves than to work with the last writer they had, most of the time it turned out that they were right.
On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 6:52 AM, Bruce Megan (ST-CO/ENS2.5-NA) <Megan -dot- Bruce -at- us -dot- bosch -dot- com<mailto:Megan -dot- Bruce -at- us -dot- bosch -dot- com>> wrote:
I thought it was funny from the opposite view....we have more than a few engineers that fancy themselves Word Smiths! I just don't have the heart to burst their bubble.
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