Re: Job Descriptions

Subject: Re: Job Descriptions
From: Stuart Burnfield <slb -at- FS -dot- COM -dot- AU>
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 1996 17:01:16 +0800

David Somers <dmps -at- EURONET -dot- NL> said, apropos of names for tech writers:
> ... at one site the sales people, who were always asking for my help
> when they got writers block in the middle of their proposals, referred
> to me as 'The Word-Smith'.

A couple of people here use a technique called 'the janitor solution'.
When they have an intractable technical problem, they explain it to me.
I nod a lot and ask questions. To explain the problem clearly they are
forced to think about it logically. Often the answer suddenly appears
to them half way through the explanation.

So, how about 'Janitor'?

I don't think they realise yet that this is me doing my job as a TW. They
think they just happened to figure it out right then...

Stuart Burnfield (slb -at- fs -dot- com -dot- au) Voice: +61 9 328 8288
Functional Software Fax: +61 9 328 8616
PO Box 192
Leederville, Western Australia, 6903

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