Excellent question.

It is my experience that writing obliges one to structure one's thought and 
make clear concepts that otherwise, expressed orally, are presented more 

This is certainly a benefit, as is good, solid procedural documentation.

There is the general question as to whether tech writers or engineers should be 
doing the work of documentation creation.

To answer your question, it is seen as more work at this initial stage.

Stephen O'BRIEN
Coordonnateur à la documentation et rédacteur technique senior | Documentation 
Coordinator and Senior Technical Writer
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-----Message d'origine-----
De : Milan Davidović [mailto:milan.li...@gmail.com] 
Envoyé : Monday, October 07, 2013 12:45 PM
À : Stephen O'Brien
Cc : Frame Users (framers@lists.frameusers.com)
Objet : Re: Engineers as authors

It looks as though the documentation they create has the potential to reduce 
the time they spend on those tasks. Aside from being "open" to the new 
responsibilities, do they see how it benefits them? Or do they simply see more 

--Milan Davidović

Sent from my Yost 10

On Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 11:40 AM, Stephen O'Brien <sobr...@innovmetric.com> 
> They are wondering what their exact responsibilities will be. They 
> have many other tasks (training, solving client problems over the phone or 
> on-site).
> They are open to contributing content but at the same time have 
> questions about the time that can take.

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