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Subject:Re: focus so deeply on DTP. From:"John P. Brinegar" <johnbri -at- PRIMENET -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 6 Nov 1995 08:42:11 -0700
>What makes you think that a production department cannot do the job as well
>as you? This is exactly why I think dilution of job skills is bad; the
>production people have, in many writer's eyes, suddenly become unskilled,
>unnecessary, and not able to do the job as well as the writer.
I don't think they can or they can't. What I believe needs to happen is the
cooperation of all who have a stake in the project from inception to
produduct withdrawl. As has been said in many responses to your original
posting, the tech writer can make a significant contribution to the quality
of communication by contributing to the design of the presentation.
To me, your posting did seem to recommend "tossing the job over the wall"
to the DTP people.
John P. Brinegar, http://www.netzone.com/~jbrinega/
Consulting and development
-Performance support systems
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.
johnbri -at- primenet -dot- com