Re: Anyone tried this in tech writing?

Subject: Re: Anyone tried this in tech writing?
From: Lois Patterson <loisrpatterson -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:20:00 -0700

In my experience documenting software in the quantitative finance field,
having precise documentation is very important, and the SMEs are heavily
invested in ensuring that it is accurate. I definitely appreciate that
aspect of this field.

Lois

On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 11:09 AM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:

> 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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Re: Anyone tried this in tech writing?: From: Lois Patterson
Re: Anyone tried this in tech writing?: From: Peter Neilson
Re: Anyone tried this in tech writing?: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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