Re: Not sure I agree with this

Subject: Re: Not sure I agree with this
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:38:16 -0500

Do what one fine manager of mine once did. Instead of going through all the nitty-gritty details of the problems, he'd write, in purple marker, a large "VOITCH!" I think it meant, "You are so off target here that I cannot think of anything else to say." It sure got our attention.

Oops, that won't be so effective now, because reviews are rarely done in hard copy any more. Oh well...

As a vegetation, purple voitch later appeared in "The Book of Dreams" by sf writer Jack Vance. I think I know where he got it.

On Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:17:11 -0500, Lynne Wright <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- tiburoninc -dot- com> wrote:

Well, telling writers on your team that what they've produced isn't clear enough/needs to be redone without them freaking out is a whole OTHER issue.

From: Alec Chakenov [mailto:alec -dot- chakenov -at- gmail -dot- com]

Thanks, Lynne,
I've been recently promoted to a Technical Documentation Department Manager position (after 12 years), so I will have to deal with everything written by our staff.


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References:
Re: Not sure I agree with this: From: Peter Neilson
RE: Not sure I agree with this: From: Cardimon, Craig
RE: Not sure I agree with this: From: Dan Goldstein
Re: Not sure I agree with this: From: Alec Chakenov
RE: Not sure I agree with this: From: Lynne Wright
Re: Not sure I agree with this: From: Alec Chakenov
RE: Not sure I agree with this: From: Lynne Wright

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