Techwriting for Publishers; Top Billing

Subject: Techwriting for Publishers; Top Billing
From: "P.A. Gantt" <pagantt -at- POSTOFFICE -dot- WORLDNET -dot- ATT -dot- NET>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 1997 10:00:43 -0500

All kidding <yes it was a joke> aside...

Actually I am interested in techwriting for
commercial ventures. Not all folks in our
profession work as documentation and
procedural guide producers (for a business).

o Anyone else out there authors for publishing
companies such as IDG or Jossey-Bass etc.?

o Any other publishers?

At least in academic publishing, the
major contributor is usually given
top billing. This of course is not always
the case when a hard working grad.
student wishes to publish and is the
major contributor of the article.
Sometimes the Ph.D. comes first.

One note, it is wise to write in teams
for publishing purposes. The buzz is
for collaboration. I have heard of a
growing trend for ease of publication
in this regard.

o Any thoughts, comments on this?


P.A. Gantt
pagantt -at- bigfoot -dot- com
Electronic Media Design and Support
M.S., HRD, The University of Tennessee


"Sometimes, the most difficult things to learn
are the least complicated." -- Anonymous, or

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