RE: Question about expanding the role of technical writers

Subject: RE: Question about expanding the role of technical writers
From: Ed <glassnet -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Wroblewski, Victoria" <victoria -dot- wroblewski -at- necect -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 5 Dec 2015 09:32:22 -0500

I transitioned to a new job this summer. The role is something like
Victoria's position. The manuals are large, on the order of 900 pages. The
system is a combination of mechanical, piping, and controls.

- liaison between the customer and doc developer.
- analyze engineering docs and markup doc pdf's for changes.
- editing, writing, re-writing.
- request data from vendors.
- markup or edit graphics.
- convert pdf's to graphics format.
- track changes at a level which allows edits to additional documents.
- quality checks.
- physical delivery of docs.
- provide monthly report internally and to client.
- bring a new controls tech up to speed.
- remove periods from end of list items.
- ekcetera, ekcetera, ekcetera.

Got a little stooge-esque at the end of that list, but you get the picture.
Excel, Acrobat, Word, Photoshop, Visio, three highlighters, and a ton of
emails.

On Dec 4, 2015 14:37, "Wroblewski, Victoria" <victoria -dot- wroblewski -at- necect -dot- com>
wrote:


>
> 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.
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References:
Question about expanding the role of technical writers: From: Cardimon, Craig
RE: Question about expanding the role of technical writers: From: Wroblewski, Victoria

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