I am a lone writer, so I am ultimately responsible for the docs. I have no editor, proofreader, or any suport whatever. I try to get someone from QA to go over everything, but that seldom happens. Even when it does, I go over it myself.
The problem is that a non-writer can get quite exhausted and careless or resentful looking at every character, while a trained writer can skim a lot and focus on the places most likely to have problems. When you are responsible for 14 books and 6 online helps and a bunch of small end-user documents and other auxiliary docs, it really is quicker for the writer to do it, if s/he can develop the discipline. ________________________________ From: framers-bounces+jsgammato=imprivata....@lists.frameusers.com on behalf of Natalie Bircher Sent: Fri 12/15/2006 2:29 PM To: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: OT - Who should be responsible for proofing? This is off topic, but something that we all must come across as writers. Who should be responsible for the final proofing of the documents you write? Should it ever be the writer? Natalie Bircher Documentation Specialist Dairyland Healthcare Solutions Phone: 320-634-3841 Fax: 320-634-1349 Email: natalie.bircher at dhsnet.com This information is confidential and is for the use of the intended recipient only. Any improper use of this information is strictly prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please reply to the sender immediately and delete this communication. _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as jsgammato at imprivata.com. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/jsgammato%40imprivata.com Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.