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Subject:Re: Developer Documentation From:John Gilger <jgilger_it -at- NV -dot- DOE -dot- GOV> Date:Tue, 23 Mar 1999 08:27:09 -0800
I have to agree with Jane on this one. I don't recall having the choice
of what I wrote. If the boss wants a doc written or edited, that is
what I get paid to do.
I am amazed at the attitude of some tech writers that they only write
Variety is the spice of life. It is a lot more interesting to have a
part in design, documentation, marketing, and whatever else needs to be
written. Heck, I've even edited/rewritten letters for the CEO.
I guess that I am more of a wordsmith that likes to work with words than
a technical writing specialist.
From: Jane Bergen [SMTP:jbergen1 -at- EARTHLINK -dot- NET]
Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 1999 8:11 AM
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
Subject: Re: Developer Documentation
Scott Wahl writes:
>I would recommend against volunteering to write and format
Whoaaaaa. Not all technical writers write only customer
While I wouldn't recommend that tech writers WRITE the developer
I do think it's a good idea to volunteer to edit them. And edit
content, organization, and style as well as for grammar and
This could have several benefits, but primarily the ones below: