RE: % of time technical writers spend on core tasks?

Subject: RE: % of time technical writers spend on core tasks?
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- ga -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, Jack DeLand <jackdeland -at- comcast -dot- net>
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2013 15:03:49 -0400

After I got my jaw off the floor, I think I would have asked him to -- no cheating with Google or Dictionary.com -- define what he thinks "proofreading" means. If his whopper was an honest statement, then I have a hundred bucks here that says he has no clue what even so ordinary an English word actually means. A Turing test might be in order.... well, another pass at a Turing test... he's already failing...
More likely, it's what Mike alluded to, earlier, where they're actually trying to discourage people from applying for reasons of politics/in-fighting at the employer company.

-----Original Message-----
From: Janoff, Steven
Sent: March-15-13 2:08 PM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com; Jack DeLand
Subject: RE: % of time technical writers spend on core tasks?

Possible response: "To me, these skills are like fine wine -- they become more seasoned and sophisticated with the passage of time."

Possible alternate response: "Only a degenerate would make a statement as what you just said to me."

Happy Friday. :)

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: On Behalf Of Jack DeLand
Sent: Friday, March 15, 2013 4:17 AM
To: 'William Sherman'; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: % of time technical writers spend on core tasks?

I once was called by a recruiter who asked about proofreading skills. Told him I had been doing that since 1982. He said he was concerned that my skills had "degenerated" since then. If only I could have reached through that phone. ...

Jack DeLand, CSM | 734 972 3026 (cell) | jack.deland (skype) | www.linkedin.com/in/jackdeland

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