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job hunt funnies: "Technical Writer needed for documentation collateral that is needed": [Jun. 7th, 2010|03:24 pm]
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excerpts from one of the best "man, you DO need to hire a writer" posts I've seen lately. This is a contract ad posted by a WA tech recruitment company that really ought to know better.

Provided is a rough swag on each item. This swag is for the delivery of a straw-man level document. Some may be done at a more detailed level since that is what is required for that particular topic. Writer is they will drive this mini-content lifecycle for the collateral listed as needed.

Writer will use leverage existing content or create new content (content could be a process diagram) for the slated areas. In order to ensure consistency across the collateral the writer will need to leverage or develop a standard template.

The writer will need to cleanse content and ensure consistent use of terms. When creating instructional or process step guides, a more *

*(cuts off here... not a cut and paste error from me)

As the writing process is complete the writer will capture and collate terms and definition of for terms.

The writer will validate the quality of the written information by having users exercise the instructions, review procedures, and restate processes. The process used provide iterative enhancements to the content of the documents.
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[User Picture]From: lara7
2010-06-08 02:05 am (UTC)

needed thing that is needed

any idea what a "straw-man level document" is? Is this the document you aren't capable of editing, so you edit a similar document you can handle instead? :-)

I am curious to know if this ad originated from an overseas contractor and no one here in WA looked at it before giving it to the contract agency.
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