Re: Giving Techwr-L members credit in print

Subject: Re: Giving Techwr-L members credit in print
From: "R2 Innovations" <R2innovations -at- myna -dot- com>
To: To: "TECHWR-L, a list for all technical communication issues" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 1999 21:59:39 +0000

Jim Grey <mobilene -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:

> A TECHWR-L post I once made was quoted in _Blue Pencil_, the Pittsburgh STC
> chapter newsletter. The story's author e-mailed me beforehand to ask for
> permission, which I granted in a reply. The author credited me (and others
> whose posts she used) in the article. Then, I received a copy of that issue
> in the mail.
> I liked the way this was handled.
As a person who has quoted others before in articles I have written
for magazines, newsletters, etc. this is "the standard" way of
operating. Anyone who does less that this is, in my mind, very

If I found that someone had done that with something I had written I
would send a letter to the editor of the publication voicing my
displeasure and asking for an apology.

If this is the expected practice for printed matter, why isn't it
also the expected practice for Techwr-l postings?

Ralph E. Robinson
R2 Innovations, Specialists in ISO 9000 Documentation
Publisher of "Documenting ISO 9000: Guidelines for
Compliant Documentation", an APEX '98 Award of Excellence
Visit our website at for
information on implementation and documentation of the
ISO 9000 quality standard.
email: r2innovations -at- myna -dot- com

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