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Subject: Off-topic: What skills are needed for documentation creators?
From: mark barratt <markb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 22:07:12 +0000
I am working on a project which involves classifying and enumerating the skills needed within - and supporting - the IT function in companies and other organisations. One of the supporting functions is 'documentation'. The function is divided into a number of skill levels - from new entrant at one end to postgraduate/management at the other. This covers technical authoring from maintenance of existing materials to directing the creation of user-help materials for large corporations. The first draft of this section takes a very limited view of what creating documentation involves. It ignores skills such as research, design and specialist writing skills. I will try to correct this as the information base evolves, but would like some help - I have never been more than a tourist or specialist consultant on IT documentation projects. Has anyone been involved in classifying/describing the skills needed for 'best practice' document creation - particularly within or supporting an IT function? I'd be very grateful for examples of models/schemas/taxonomies which you know or use (maybe off-air to me), together with comments, wishes, desires, etc (maybe to the list). This is worth doing - the project will create standards which may be widely used both within the IT industry and by large companies and government when they hire, assess and develop people. I will feed back to the list. Thanks ____________ Mark Barratt Text Matters 37 Upper Redlands Road, Information design: Reading RG1 5JE, UK We help explain things using phone +44 (0)118 986 8313 .language fax +44 (0)118 931 3743 .design email firstname.lastname@example.org .systems web http://www.textmatters.com .process ** To unsubscribe, send a message to email@example.com ** ** with "unsubscribe framers" (no quotes) in the body. **