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Subject:Tech Writers From:"Green, Stan" <Stan -dot- Green -at- AAI-US -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 7 Aug 1998 08:56:47 -0500
re: Is my manager expecting too much too soon?
My question is what were you hired to do? Did you prepare a writing
plan for the project and go over it with your manager ? I suggest you
read " Reporting Technical Information " by Kenneth W.Houp/ Thomas
Persall, Chapter 3, Gathering Information.
I am a technical communicator and have been a subscriber for only four
days to the technical writer list server. I hope STC is also a
subscriber so that they could see what is happening to the Technical
Communication profession. I am bewildered by some of the questions
purportedly by technical communicators asking, do you place an a or an
before LED, how do you gather material, the difference between a leaflet
and a small manual, how to write procedural steps and on and on. I now
can see why certification by STC would be beneficial to our profession.