TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Well, yall's arguments have convinced me. I sure don't
want the job postings to stop because of my pettiness.
I am not looking, but I like to see what is in demand.
It did get me thinking about the marketing vs. engineering
thing, though. Does anyone else feel pulled between the
two? I feel like there is a war going on in my company.
Is this normal for the software development process?
Every time I get a manual ready to print, my boss pulls
it and says hold off. Then the marketers scream "we won't
have a manual". I think we have reached a compromise by
producing a low run of "Beta" manuals (since they will
service the beta customers).
Even with this solution, the war rages on. Anyone been
there? Each side has a great point. We don't want a
useless manual; yet we do want a manual released with the
Guess I am just looking for a listening ear and any words
of wisdom yall have to offer.
(mrh -at- abmdata -dot- com)
The Technical Writer
ABM Data Systems, Inc.