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Subject:Re: Breaking into the tech writing job market From:Stuart Burnfield <sburnf -at- au1 -dot- ibm -dot- com> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Fri, 11 Aug 2006 14:32:36 +0800
Gene Kim-Eng said:
> My experience has been that most over-written documentation is
> the result of writers not having sufficient technical knowledge
> of the product and its users' needs to be able to look at input
> received from developers with a critical eye toward what the user
> is really going to require for a specific operation and cut out
> or move what is unnecessary.
My second Cooper quote of the day:
"No matter how cool your interface is, less of it would be better."
He was talking about UI design but it applies equally to documentation.