Re: Writing and Layout

Subject: Re: Writing and Layout
From: Mercedes Abels <maa5906 -at- GRIFFON -dot- MWSC -dot- EDU>
Date: Sun, 31 Mar 1996 16:01:02 -0600

At the company where I work, I do both writing and layout. The other two
writers do writing almost exclusively, and the 2 layout artists do layout
almost exclusively, I'm the only cross-over. It's about the same as
engineers doing writing---you do it if you are required to do it, and, if
you want to stay in the job, you learn to do it well.

Marci Abels
maa5906 -at- griffon -dot- mwsc -dot- edu

On Sun, 31 Mar 1996, Mike Dannenberg wrote

> That guy also has been writing documentation for
> the same company, and I've designed layouts before. Now, I'd say, the stuff I
> write is better than what he wrote earlier and his layout are sure as hell
> better than anything I could ever have come uo with. Currently we're working
> together, I specify the structure of the docs and he designs an appropriate
> layout. Works pretty well.

> The moral: let the pros do the job. While a technical writer should be able to
> knock up a layout, it woul dusually not be as good as that of a a layout
> professional.


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