Re: Hiring TW without a test

Subject: Re: Hiring TW without a test
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Robart, Kay" <Kay -dot- Robart -at- tea -dot- state -dot- tx -dot- us>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 10:43:06 -0700

If I wrote them, maybe not. If I step into a company with an established writing style and document organization structure, I adapt my writing to it, and if I hire a writer into such a company, I don't expect that writer to start redesigning everything to fit his or her personal style preferences.

Making documentation work better is not the same thing as making it all look the same.

Gene Kim-Eng


On 3/20/2013 6:15 AM, Robart, Kay wrote:

The most common method of ascertaining writing skills is to ask the candidate to bring samples. I know that some people are concerned about plagiarism, but if you have samples from several different positions at different companies, you can tell if the same people wrote them.

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Hiring TW without a test: From: Jen
RE: Hiring TW without a test: From: Robart, Kay

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