Re: What is a Senior Technical

Subject: Re: What is a Senior Technical
From: David Jones/KSBEISD <David_Jones/KSBEISD -dot- KSBEISD -at- DATAHUB -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 1996 14:12:34 HST

I worked one place where the Senior Technical Writer had supervisorial
responsibility over the Technical Writer, in addition to his own writing
projects. (The company itself was organized along "project team" lines, with
only a skeletal hierarchy built around markets, e.g., Large Systems, Small
Systems, Government, etc.) His "Senior" status wasn't built into the hierarchy.

So I would think a STW would need some supervisorial/managerial skills that the
ordinary TW wouldn't need. Also, an STW might function on a project as the team
leader for the documentation team, and take care of the writing team's project
management (resource allocation, progress tracking and reporting, etc).

FWIW. What do you think?

David Jones, Technical Writer
David_Jones/KSBEISD -dot- KSBEISD -at- Datahub -dot- com
Kamehameha Schools Bishop Estate

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