Re: Unsent Message Returned to Sender

Subject: Re: Unsent Message Returned to Sender
From: Wendy Putman <wputman -at- CASTLETON -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 10:58:36 -0800

> -------- Original Message Text --------
> > Are there any tech writers out there who work in law offices? I
> would
> > like
> > to know about the types of documents you produce.
> >
> As a recent escapee from the legal world, I must report that
> there aren't too many people who identify themselves as technical
> writers in the legal field. I'm the only one from our STC chapter, and
> in the group I managed, the rest belonged to the Editors' Association
> of
> Canada. There was a certain snob-appeal about being an editor, not a
> technical communicator. Ironically, it was my keeping up with the
> topics
> in STC that dragged the rest of the group into ventures like web
> publishing. (More about that in the anxiety thread.) At the legal aid
> association, the work we did encompassed:
> * public legal education material -- "how to" booklets for
> people going to court, appealing "poverty law' claims (welfare,
> unemployment insurance, workers' compensation, etc.), understanding
> basic human rights, aboriginal [native] law issues; this included
> developing and maintain the web site
> * user manuals -- for their proprietary software
> * policy and procedure manuals -- operational and
> administrative
> * tariff guides -- for the private bar lawyers
> * "special projects" -- included everything from developing
> newsletters to standardizing stationery with the new logo to designing
> posters to doing budget presentations to editing issue papers to
> producing the Annual Report
> --------------------------------------------------------------
> Wendy Putman, Technical Writer
> Castleton Network Systems, Burnaby, BC
> Tel: (604) 293-0039 / Internal: 722-5432
> Email: wputman -at- castleton -dot- com
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