RE: A softer word for "honesty" or "integrity" ?

Subject: RE: A softer word for "honesty" or "integrity" ?
From: Allan Ackerson <alackerson -at- msn -dot- com>
To: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <kevin -dot- mclauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>, Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>, Tech Whirler List <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 12:55:26 -0600

Way back when, during initial meetings with the customer, after they went around the room with people describing themselves as electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, software engineer, etc., I'd always introduce myself as the documentation engineer. No one quite seemed to understand what that was.

Al


> From: Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com
> To: klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:17:20 -0400
> Subject: RE: A softer word for "honesty" or "integrity" ?
> CC: Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com
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> "Documentalist" is older than dirt.
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> I had it on my business cards in the '90s, and THAT was likely stolen from somebody on this list or on CopyEdit-L or some earlier incarnation. Maybe even from a BBS... :-)
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> From: Keith Hood [mailto:klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com]
> Sent: June-25-13 10:50 AM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com; McLauchlan, Kevin
> Subject: Re: A softer word for "honesty" or "integrity" ?
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> "Documentalist"? Is that a writer who does a mind reading act?
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> Wow, I am impressed. When you make up a new word you go whole hog.
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> Actually, yes, any tech writer who works with software developers has to be a mind reader to some extent.
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> --- On Tue, 6/25/13, McLauchlan, Kevin <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com<mailto:Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>> wrote:
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> But now that the company is using the new upgrade model, the documentalist needs to explain that the old "honor" system is out - except for existing systems
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A softer word for "honesty" or "integrity" ?: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: A softer word for "honesty" or "integrity" ?: From: Keith Hood
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