Re: Personal Quality Standards

Subject: Re: Personal Quality Standards
From: Brent Jones <bjones -at- IGS -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 1996 10:35:00 PDT

And, of course, a painter or mechanic would refuse.

Not to be harsh, but you made a bad call, and have to live with it. The
ultimate responsibility in this situation is yours. Granted, you can
mitigate your loss by doing a mediocre job, but you'll tarnish your
reputation as well as that of other freelance technical writers, at least in
the eyes of this particular company.

bjones -at- igs -dot- com
Subject: Re: Personal Quality Standards
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 1996 08.00PM

>I second the idea that you should have seen the manual before bidding on
>the project. Maybe you can explain your feelings about the writing and the

My thoughts exactly. I mean, do you ask a painter to
make a bid without letting him look at the house? Or
a flat rate from a mechanic without letting him first
examine the car?


Doug Bailey, Technical Writer
Intergraph Corporation
Huntsville, AL 35894-0001
dsbailey -at- ingr -dot- com

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