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Subject:Re: Defining your role From:Keith Anderson <kanderso -at- TRI -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 3 Dec 1996 14:30:10 -0500
This may not be defending your existence as much as you think. It is
quite possible, since you are the first writer, that you will set the
standards for future writers. Everything you do will be used as a
measuring stick for future projects and writers.
I would approach this as an opportunity to write the documentation
standards for all of your documentation. You can use this chance to be
creative and make decisions that will benefit your audience the most.
That's what most writers want to do but can't.
I have been asked to write my own job description in a past job as well
as report all of my job functions to my supervisor. I was the only
writer and new I was justifying my existence. Nothing ever came out of
that except a new job title.