Re: Can strong process create writers?

Subject: Re: Can strong process create writers?
From: Elna Tymes <etymes -at- LTS -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 13:18:33 -0800

Laurel Nelson wrote:

> Whether or not a strong documentation process can create a technical writer
> is secondary to this question: Who is going to train this potential writer?
> Did management ask you to do this or was it more subtle; that is, the person
> is hired and then you find out they have no experience or college training?
> How did this affect your stress level? What about your deadlines?

<remainder of complaint snipped>

There are real internship programs, and then there are the lip-service kind.
Grouped in with the latter are situations where someone is hired as an intern
and given virtually no training at all - which isn't really an internship at
all, just hiring someone who will work for low rates.

The real internship programs have a built-in kind of training that can vary
widely from site to site. Whether it's formal classes or informal assignment
of mentors or something else, there is usually some acknowledged form of
training and guidance in a real internship program. And those serving as
trainers or mentors or whatever they're called have those responsibilities
calculated into their workload. Being assigned as a mentor to an intern is
requires a commitment of time and energy that some people may simply not have.

Elna Tymes
Los Trancos Systems

From ??? -at- ??? Sun Jan 00 00:00:00 0000=

Previous by Author: Re: Can strong process create writers?
Next by Author: [no subject]
Previous by Thread: Re: Can strong process create writers?
Next by Thread: Re: Can strong process create writers?

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads