Re: Letting Off Steam

Subject: Re: Letting Off Steam
From: "Brierley, Sean" <Brierley -at- QUODATA -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 16:39:20 -0400


I only distribute PDFs for review, be it from Word or FrameMaker or
whatever. Reviewers can note down page and para numbers or print individual
pages or ranges as needed.

Over the years, I have found all SMEs to be very valuable resources.
However, they are neither writers nor familiar with the style guides.
Occasionally, I get the occasional reviewer who writes "never use a
preposition to end a sentence with," but those are few and far between and
they do not have access to the source.

Good luck.

sean -at- quodata -dot- com

P.S. Were you wondering why the others in your department left? Will they
*really* be back <vbg>.

>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: Melonie Holliman [mailto:melonie -dot- holliman -at- TXEXMTA4 -dot- AMD -dot- COM]
>>>Sent: Thursday, June 10, 1999 4:30 PM
>>>To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
>>>Subject: Letting Off Steam
>>>I have to let this out to someone and the others in my
>>>department are all
>>>I have just discovered one of the really bad things about
>>>letting the SMEs
>>>the source files to review. I spent a day fixing all the
>>>little things in
>>>the manual
>>>(you know: spaces before MHz and kbit) which our style guide
>>>dictates. I was
>>>wondering how I missed so many of them the first time around
>>>(it was the 2nd
>>>I've gotten it back after the 3rd review and I have
>>>discovered that one of
>>>the engineers
>>>spent a chunk of their precious time TAKING ALL OF MY LITTLE
>>>ARRRRGGGHHHHHH!!!!! <sigh> ARRRGGHHHH!!!! Deep breath. That's better.
>>>Thanks for letting me blow-up about that one.
>>>Melonie R. Holliman
>>>Technical Writer
>>>CPD Marketing
>>>Advanced Micro Devices

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