Re: More about the changes coming to tech writing

Subject: Re: More about the changes coming to tech writing
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 7 May 2014 09:34:54 -0700

I've never attended a conference that wasn't local to me, but at various
times have managed to get budget to send a few of the writers reporting to
me to some. It always seemed to me that it was better to get writers to
these things than managers.

Gene Kim-Eng


On Wed, May 7, 2014 at 8:10 AM, McLauchlan, Kevin <
Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:

> For me, it would have USED vacation, as the same employers that didn't
> have travel and conference budgets for employees not travelling TO DO their
> jobs, also didn't pay salary for not being at work.
>
> I was tempted a few times in the early 2000s, but it wasn't long before
> anybody who was innovating anything in the field was on-line about it, with
> their own sites or blogs, or - most recently - with their own
> self-published ebooks and other ways of monetizing.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: techwr-l-bounces+kevin -dot- mclauchlan=safenet-inc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com[mailto:
> techwr-l-bounces+kevin -dot- mclauchlan=safenet-inc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
> Behalf Of joanne grey
> Sent: May-06-14 3:59 PM
> To: Robert Lauriston; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: More about the changes coming to tech writing
>
> Robert, I've paid my own way to conferences for years. It's not a
> vacation, it's a way to keep myself up on trends. It's a way to talk to
> people one-on-one who I might not get to talk to otherwise and see what
> they are doing. What works, and what doesn't work. It's a great way to make
> sure I stay valuable.
>
> I consider it money well spent. Regardless of first or second career,
> it's up to me to show the value I bring and show that I can add even more
> value. It's what gets me that extra at raise time, and what gives me more
> confidence that I can justify my position with the company. It lets me grow
> into the expanding role of tech writing instead of worrying that it's going
> away.
>
> Just my .02.
> -j
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Tuesday, May 6, 2014 12:43 PM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
> wrote:
>
> The only people I know who go to tech writing conferences do so because
> their employer pays their expenses, so basically it's a free extra vacation.
>
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References:
More about the changes coming to tech writing: From: Cardimon, Craig
RE: More about the changes coming to tech writing: From: Dan Goldstein
Re: More about the changes coming to tech writing: From: Milan DavidoviÄ
RE: More about the changes coming to tech writing: From: Sharon Burton
RE: More about the changes coming to tech writing: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: More about the changes coming to tech writing: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: More about the changes coming to tech writing: From: joanne grey
RE: More about the changes coming to tech writing: From: McLauchlan, Kevin

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