[techwr-l] Re: Recap of the messasge about screwing up

Subject: [techwr-l] Re: Recap of the messasge about screwing up
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L, a list for all technical communication issues" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 13:02:11 -0700 (PDT)

The first thing I saw in your response was the word
"fighting". Maybe that's what they see, too, even
subliminally.

> Maybe. But I've also expressed to my main recruiter
> that I'm simply
> getting tired of fighting, fighting to get
> information, fighting to get
> cooperation.

My next thought was: Do you issue an invitation to
development to join in the meeting when the issue of
document redesign is being addressed? Maybe are
thinking the same thing.

> It is not unreasonable to expect that developers and
> management include
> technical writers in the "loop," where information
> flows to technical
> writers as a routine part of the process. I know it

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