~Friday, June 10, 2016

Tales of a Technical Write Part 1

  1. Doctor mentions a specific drug that cannot be taken while taking the main drug. 
  2. Google the drug. Never heard of the drug. 
  3. Flip through entire protocol while looking for drug name. 
  4. Flip through protocol again while looking for generic drug name. 
  5. Scratch head.
  6. Google the drug again. 
  7. Four sites down, read a blurb of meaningless words that describes the drug's mechanism of action.
  8. Reread protocol looking for gibberish words.
  9. Find one said meaningless word.
  10. Realize the doctor made things a whole lot more complicated than needed. 
  11. Insert generic language. 
  12. Done.