Re: Corporate writing group structure

Subject: Re: Corporate writing group structure
From: Scott Miller <smiller -at- CORP -dot- PORTAL -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 1997 09:42:40 -0700

>|> Presently, the writers in our company are assigned to a particular
>|> product. These writers report to the product manager. One of the
>|> management honchos wants to hire a Writing Manager and have all writers
>|> report to that person. This would allow them to distribute writers to
>|> different products more efficiently. It's said that the writers will be
>|> "experts" in a particular product, but will help out as needed on
>|> others.
>|>
>|> I'm not exactly thrilled about this. I like to dig my teeth into a
>|> product and contribute to the design--something I fear will be difficult
>|> if I'm being reassigned to different products often.
>|>
>|> Anyone have any experience--good or bad--in such a transition?
>
>Most tech pubs departments work in the manner as proposed by your honcho.
>I've always been in that type of organization, and have always been able to
>contribute to the design of the product. You probably will stay focussed on
>one project anyway. Also, there are lots of advantages to having a writing
>manager.
>
>- Scott Miller
>smiller -at- portal -dot- com

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