15. Update resume' .    :)


On May 17, 2009, at 5:42 PM, "Sharon Burton" <sharon at anthrobytes.com>  
wrote:

> This is easy. 14 steps:
>
> 1. Identify the audience
> 2. Identify the information needs of that audience (job aids, user  
> guides,
> and so on)
> 3. Identify the tasks the audience needs to do
> 4. Identify the supporting info the audience needs to do those tasks
> 5. Identify the best way to deliver the information (PDF, help,  
> others)
> 6. Create a plan that layout all this information
> 7. Assign time estimates to the plan
> 8. Decide what can be cut due to time limitations
> 9. Start creating the information, adapting to the changing product
> 10. Review by others
> 11. Make the review changes
> 12. Build "gold" candidates
> 13. Deliver the finals
> 14. Archive the finals, including all planning information
>
> Of course, these steps include a lot of embedded steps and domain  
> knowledge
> in our field. But these are the steps.
>
>
> sharon
>
> Sharon Burton
> 951-369-8590
> IM: sharonvburton at yahoo.com
> Blog: madcapsoftware.wordpress.com
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com
> [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Richard  
> Melanson
> Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2009 10:58 AM
> To: Avraham Makeler; framers at lists.frameusers.com
> Subject: Procedure How to Write a Manual!
>
>
> First, thank you Everyone, you guys always have the answers to
> questions, even when I don't post questions :-)
>
> I just want to share this with the list and absorb the response. My  
> boss
> today told me to "write a procedure on how to write a manual" and he
> also stated to me that anyone could be a writer, he did not understand
> what all the fuss was about tech writing, anyone could do it. Needless
> to say, I am still sitting at my desk trying to sort through the  
> myriad
> of reactions I am having! I cant wait to hear everyone's thoughts.
>
> Rick
>
> PS: Does anyone have a procedure how to write a manual ;-)
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