Re: Workpersonship

Subject: Re: Workpersonship
From: "McMARTIN, Robert" <rmcmarti -at- BAEA -dot- COM -dot- AU>
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 1998 09:35:17 +0930

> Sorry DIck,
>
> I didn't mean "Bagging" in a nasty sense.
>
> Just a saying we have down under.
>
> I would agree, I often think the best thing a Tech Writer needs to do
> beyond writing is having a good "Ear" for reading.
>
> Unfortunately I have worked for too many software houses where they
> believe the programmer can write the manuals.
>
> That form of company attitude has bought me a nice house, two cars, a
> 25 foot boat, a block of flats and three trips to Europe.
>
> regards
>
> Rob.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: D. Margulis [SMTP:ampersandvirgule -at- worldnet -dot- att -dot- net]
> Sent: Friday, 3 July 1998 9:59
> To: McMARTIN, Robert
> Cc: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Re: Workpersonship
>
> Rob,
>
> I didn't bag anyone. If you will notice, I was careful to avoid
> identifying the site in question, specifically so I could not be
> accused
> of an ad hominem attack.
>
> While I agree with the "pick two" quip, I don't think people who
> cannot
> compose a well-formed English sentence on the first try should
> hire
> themselves out as tech writers at any price.
>
> Dick
>
>
> McMARTIN, Robert wrote:
> >
> > Probably done by a contractor on a short contract, low price
> >
> > Price, Quality, Speed - Pick Two.
> >
> > High Price, Quality = No time frame.
> >
> > Quality, Speed = High Price Tag
> >
> > Low Price, Speed = get what you pay for.
> >
> > Don't bag the man who wrote the document unless you have sat
> in his
> > chair.
> >
> > regards
> >
> > Rob.
> >




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