Re: Purpose of document review process?

Subject: Re: Purpose of document review process?
From: Nancy McDonald <nmcdonald -at- OTECH -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 12 May 1997 16:56:44 -0400

My .02 worth:
My reviewer (right now) usually deletes my "ordinary language"
statements, and replaces them with obviously technical talk... when I am
positive that he is incorrect in editing his reviews (in this project
he's the project mgr/developer, and always thinks he's right) I use my
ultimate weapon: "Well in the Microsoft manual of style that we're
relying on..." and he immediately says, "whatever works," and shuts up!!
That's the best reason that I use it, not to mention I've been asked to
make my user manual a Microsoft user guide clone... <groan>
Nancy McDonald, contract tech writer (in Ohio)

Mary Shaw wrote:
> Alexia Prendergast wrote:
> >> That reminds me of the time I had a developer give me NO technical
> comments, but he did take the time to rewrite every darn sentence in
> the passive voice! Hoo-whee, was I cranky ;) <<
> So what happened? How did you react? How did said developer take
> your reactions?
> I'm always interested in hearing how others deal with developers.
> -- Mary

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