On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 1:58 PM, Richard Melanson <rmelanson at spirecorp.com> wrote: > 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.
The first part about a procedure is not so far-fetched in a regulation and standards-rich environment. The procedure won't be a literal step-by-microcosmic step description of what happens, but it will set out the requirements of the process and final product. Your circumstances, however, may not be so heavy on the regulations and standards. That second part about "anyone can do it", though... that looks like the tip of some kind of iceberg. Is there someone else you can talk to in the organization who knows the context and players? Good luck. -- Milan Davidovic http://altmilan.blogspot.com