Re: Anyone tried this in tech writing?

Subject: Re: Anyone tried this in tech writing?
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:09:46 -0700

Yes, products sold to regulated markets and industry segments (aviation,
medical, manufacturing, etc.) frequently have requirements to deliver
documentation. The poundage is the result of the levels of detail
required, and where safety and liability are critical, the regulators
actually READ the docs and will come back at you if you don't cover all the
requirements, stopping certifications, deliveries and payments dead in
their tracks until their issues have been addressed to their satisfaction.
This is something that technical writers who mostly deliver software-based
products seldom encounter, I think, unless their employers are selling to
government agencies.

Gene Kim-Eng

On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 10:52 AM, Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>wrote:

> Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe there are shops out there where people have pains
> about writing. "Oh, if only we could discover someone who could explain our
> stupid product better. I'm tearing out my hair." Occasionally there is
> pressure from requirements or from Federal regulations. "To be delivered
> with Operations Manual no less than 4.2 pounds (1.90509 kg) in weight."
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