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Gordon R. Meyer
Avoiding doomed projects
Tom Adelstein, in Winning as a Tech Writer, discusses his experiences with companies that suddenly realize that they need to hire a professional technical writer. He provides a list of ten questions you can use to identify companies that want a technical writer, but aren't really ready to allow a writer to succeed. Good advice for writers, but useful for companies looking to hire, too.
See also: Hiring and Being Hired.