Re: Estimating Pages per Writer?

Subject: Re: Estimating Pages per Writer?
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: Jim Witkin <jameswitkin -at- gmail -dot- com>, techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2014 11:50:25 -0700

For multiple reasons, that's impossible to standardize.

I've rewritten >1,000-page documents to 15% of their original length
simply by eliminating clutter, redundancy, and useless screen shots.

Some docs need more maintenance than others. E.g. a reference manual
for a mature product might be 1,000 pages long but only 1% of it might
change with each major update. On the other hand, a user guide might
need a lot of work after a major UI change.

On Mon, May 12, 2014 at 11:31 AM, Jim Witkin <jameswitkin -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Is there any industry accepted method for calculating how many tech writers
> are required to maintain a certain number of documentation pages?
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