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Subject:Re: Writer/Engineer Relations  From:"Dana L. Cadman" <cadman -at- GDLS -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 23 Aug 1995 14:54:10 -0400
That was a great post about working with engineers. I work with software
developers, who are pretty much of the same breed. I've found that I get
much more cooperation when I let them know that they are part of the writing
process and will continuously involved along the way. I start out by
showing them a preliminary Table of Contents (after finding out from them
what should go into the manual), and letting them know I'll be getting back
with them as soon as I finish Chapter 1. They really like know that they'll
get a chance to "proof" my copy, in case I didn't understand something.
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