Re: [TechWhirl Forums] Authors who cannot write

Subject: Re: [TechWhirl Forums] Authors who cannot write
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: discussions -at- techwhirl -dot- net, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 08:00:02 -0800

If you have some domain knowledge, rewrite it to say what you think it's trying to say, then get the people who are pressing for release to review it and tell you where you've gotten it wrong. If they don't understand it either, I think you're pretty much toasted. Sitting with the author in person isn't likely to get you any more than you're getting remotely.

Gene Kim-Eng

On 11/12/2013 3:42 PM, TechWhirl Community Forums wrote:

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I'm editing a short article intended for dissemination to our customer base. The document was written by an engineer in a non-English speaking country. This document is a mess. I've been in the telecom industry for 20 years, but I have no idea what this guy is trying to say. I've sent it back, I've asked another engineer to review it, but I keep getting the same gibberish back.

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