RE: Do tech writers write Engineering test reports?

Subject: RE: Do tech writers write Engineering test reports?
From: "Al Geist" <al -at- geistarts -dot- com>
To: "'Debra Kahn'" <kahndebra -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 8 May 2014 15:33:11 -0400

I used to do this all the time, then have the responsible engineer review it
and sign it off before submitting. I figured part of my job was to make the
jibberish readable, but part of their job was to ensure the material was
accurate.

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Subject: Do tech writers write Engineering test reports?

Hi,
I haven't encountered this before. So I am asking if any of you have. Is it
kosher for a tech writer (experienced but no Engineering degree) to write up
test reports (internal- and external-facing) for product tests conducted by
a test tech or test engineer in a lab?

I'm in an awkward situation where upper management expects this, but the
engineers are questioning it.

Appreciate your thoughts,
Deb K



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