RE: Question about expanding the role of technical writers

Subject: RE: Question about expanding the role of technical writers
From: "Wroblewski, Victoria" <victoria -dot- wroblewski -at- necect -dot- com>
To: "'Cardimon, Craig'" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>, "'TechWhirl (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com)'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 4 Dec 2015 19:37:47 +0000

In our group, my running joke is that we are really more systems analysts than documentation. If I write/edit more than a paragraph of text that will end up in a document a day, it's been a Big Writing Day.

Our system is complex with a lot of parts, and the way some engineering tasks get so compartmentalized, there is not always the best understanding of how each little thing can have a big impact to other parts that they may not be aware of. Since we have many engineers and only a few writers, we work across projects a lot more than they usually do and usually have a pretty good understanding of overall impact of things. Because of this we are involved from the planning to design to execution phases.

- V

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Cc: Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
Subject: Question about expanding the role of technical writers

Good afternoon and Happy Friday, Whirlers!

For everyone on this list who works as a technical writer or communicator, what else are you involved with other than documentation?

For instance, if you are do software testing, sing out. Or, if you are involved with marketing writing, sing out. If you make how-to videos, don't be shy.

Don't spare the specifics, either. I want the nitty-gritty.

I ask because my manager wants us to think about expanding our individual roles.

Cordially,
Craig Cardimon | Senior Technical Writer Marketing Systems Group




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