RE: What comes after Appendix Z

Subject: RE: What comes after Appendix Z
From: "Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com>
To: John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>, "Joyce -dot- Fetterman -at- l-3com -dot- com" <Joyce -dot- Fetterman -at- l-3com -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:22:24 +0000

This sounds like trolling, John. Sorry.

Joyce knows her business. Her question and the situation are perfectly reasonable. Writers encounter this kind of thing all the time.

Personally I would go with AA, BB, CC, as others have said.

Replies like below cast questions on credibility.

Steve

On Tuesday, July 28, 2015 4:30 AM, John Posada wrote:

And if they instruct you to use a smiley face inplace of every s? Why would a customer arbitrarily define the number of Apends? "John...I want 43 Apends because this month is my 43rd wedding anv...you figure out what to put in them."

On Jul 24, 2015 3:45 PM, <Joyce -dot- Fetterman -at- l-3com -dot- com> wrote:

> You canât imagine it? Try to imagine that your customer says 28
> appendices is what they want and they wonât consider other options.
> Then try to imagine the consequences of refusing to do what the
> check-signing customer requires and what your review-writing manager
> wants you to give the check-signers.
>
> Accepting the decisions of those who write the checks doesnât make me
> a poor tech writer or a meek one. If you have the power to walk away
> from decisions you donât like, congratulations. I have bills to pay
> and an employer I choose to satisfy.
>
> *From:* John Posada [mailto:jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com]
> *Sent:* Friday, July 24, 2015 10:24 AM
> *To:* Fetterman, Joyce @ PRG - DISPLAYS
> *Cc:* Tech Writers
> *Subject:* Re: What comes after Appendix Z
>
> More than 26 appends? Can't imagine it. I start rewriting when it goes
> over 5
>
> On Jul 20, 2015 7:08 PM, <Joyce -dot- Fetterman -at- l-3com -dot- com> wrote:
>
> After many years as a tech writer, for the first time I have a
> document with more than 26 appendices. How do you identify appendices
> after Appendix Z? My first inclination is to use Appendix AA, but
> figured it was worth asking in case someone has come up with a better
> option or a reason why using AA isn't a good idea.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Joyce Fetterman
> Technical Writer
> L-3 Communications Display Systems
> 770-346-8255

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