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Subject:Re: Am I an illustrator or a writer? From:"Moore, Tracey" <TMoore -at- PARKERVISION -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 15 Mar 1999 17:05:39 -0500
I guess whatever point at which you've had enough.
I've been doing more and more technical drawings as well, and I like it
a lot. Are they saving money by having tech writers do the graphics?
Well, that depends. I used to be a graphic artist (in marketing), and
the payscale for graphic artists was much lower than for tech writers.
For CAD people, I'd imagine the pay to be at least comparable. But
they're not getting CAD work out of us. I don't know about you, but my
drawings are not to scale, they're a close approximation.
The goal of a tech writer is to make the documentation usable, right? If
engineering isn't providing graphics that meet that goal, and you're
doing a better job. . . .
If you're just plain too busy to do the graphics, perhaps you have a
case for hiring another person. But I do think it's within the realm of
tech writers to do whatever it takes to make the best documentation. If
that means hiring a "real" artist, then so be it. But you may just be
pretty real yourself.
<<At what point
should we stand up and say "Enough! go hire a real