Re: "Technical Writing: How to Break Into this Lucrative World"

Subject: Re: "Technical Writing: How to Break Into this Lucrative World"
From: Laura Phillips <laurap -at- pluribusnetworks -dot- com>
To: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:50:05 -0700

I think I found the author of the piece about Technical Writing Could Be a Great Encore Career - this turned up in an applicationâs online help:

"Without one your just building up problems for the future, and as we all know problems that are fixed early cost less in time, money and hair.


So what does it actually give you.

A formal definition of your data - not a woolly document, which can be interpreted, this is a rock solid description.
If you've ever sent a specification off to a 3rd party, then tried to reconcile their interpretation with what you were expecting, then you'll understand. You'll get additional data creeping in because they wanted to add stuff, things are missing because they didn't understand bits.
If you have a schema then there is none of that. If it's not valid against the schema then we are not interested in it, you can then put the onus back on them to make it correct.â

Laura







On 3/31/15, 1:34 PM, "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net> wrote:

>On Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:10:30 -0400, John G <john -at- garisons -dot- com> wrote:
>
>> That's what I keep doing - the only review comments I get are to crazy
>> ass stuff that I make up!
>
>One fine day in the TW Department...
>
>"You're not going to send it out like THAT, are you?" said the software
>manager.
>
>"Not if we actually get review comments from YOUR engineer who says he's
>not supposed to spend time looking at it," replied the writer.
>
>I wish I'd been that writer. Some people have the knack for saying just
>the right thing. Others only think of those words a day or three later.
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>Without one your just building up problems for the future, and as we all know problems that are fixed early cost less in time, money and hair.
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Re: "Technical Writing: How to Break Into this Lucrative World": From: Chris Morton
Re: "Technical Writing: How to Break Into this Lucrative World": From: John G
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Re: "Technical Writing: How to Break Into this Lucrative World": From: John G
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