Re: Doc Dept Mgmt

Subject: Re: Doc Dept Mgmt
From: Steve Pope <spope -at- CHAR -dot- VNET -dot- NET>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 1994 17:32:59 -0500


I have 25 tech writers and editors in my group. My advice is two-fold:

1. Hire the best people you can find and pay them what their worth.

2. Delegate authority and hold their feet to the fire.

> It appears that in the near future, I may have a chance at becoming a
> documentation department manager for a hardware/software firm.

> I'd like to hear from managers out there, to find out what your most
> useful and/or favorite resources are, and to hear any tips you'd like
> to pass on that can make your position run smoothly, whether pertaining
> to personnel issues or documentation issues.

> Thanks!

> kat

> *------------------------------------------------------------------*
> Kathleen Nosbisch Netwise, Inc.
> Technical Writer 2477 55th Street
> kat -at- netwise -dot- com Boulder, Colorado 80301
> *------------------------------------------------------------------*

Steve Pope
The Kelton Group
(919) 851-4064
spope -at- vnet -dot- net

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