On a personal basis, it'd mean that if anyone in management was even
floating the idea, that it's past time to rev your resume because the
company ain't going to be around long.
;- )


Art


On 10/10/07, mulholland4 <mulholland4 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to see what the group thinks of this scenario for writing
> documentation within a company?
>
> 1. Remove all existing tech writing staff from techpubs.
> 2. Replace these with software developers and specialists who know the
> software inside out and get them to write all of the documentation. These
> would now be known as Developer-techwriters. (It should be noted that none
> of these people has English as a first language, despite this being the
> primary market for the documentation.)
> 3. Hire editing staff to edit only the language and grammar of the documents
> written by the software specialists.
>
> The reasoning behind this scenario is; that this saves money as the
> developers know the software, and it is really cheap to get university
> students to come in and edit.
>
> I won't make comments on this just now as i'm sure there are many of us who
> just want to run screaming!
>
> thanks
> Mulholland
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