Some of the Feedback I Have Received
Vicki is a talented writer, a detailed editor, and a thorough tester.
It is unusual to find someone who has the technical background as a
programmer, who enjoys testing and documenting. Vicki has a particular talent here...
Vicki Brown is great to work with. She's expedient and thorough. No
need to over-explain our objectives, she sees what needs to be done and
dives in to edit, organize and improve your documents. She gets back to
you quickly and exceeds timeline expectations for finished work. I
highly recommend her. ... She'll take that heavy weight off your
shoulders so you can breath easier and concentrate on what you do best!
I highly recommend Vicki as she is a significantly talented editor
and extremely wonderful to work with.
The depth of her skills in finding everything literal and technical,
and so much more, puts her in the Rolls Royce caliber of editors.
I was against the crunch time clock in getting the advanced reader
copy of my book back to the publisher with final edits when I met Vicki.
She saved me as she helped identify and make critical corrections while
also guiding me where I had choices of whether or not to make a change.
Vicki knew what I needed to do and helped me get there.
Vicki listens to everything and documents the message!
She goes above and beyond - asking appropriate questions, offering suggestions,
easy to work with, never complains about the non-stop changes, understands
me when I am skipping from subject to subject and just puts it all together.
Vicki responds quickly and is available for meetings as needed.
Vicki is the kind of person who "hears" what it is you are saying, and then
gives you what you want, which may not be exactly what you asked for -- but
much better! She is very talented and delivers on time with energy, enthusiasm
and professionalism. This value add makes her a tremendous asset.
Vicki is an exceptional technologist with a firm grasp of the combination
of programming and process management required to turn a disparate group of
engineers into a streamlined machine. I've never worked with anyone before
who has her intuition for improving internal processes and documentation,
or who accomplishes so much for the teams she works with. Working with her
led me to my belief that the best way to create documentation is to remove
the need for it in the first place, but where necessary, focus on
documenting the underlying truths that won't change. I would welcome and
even cheer any opportunity to work with Vicki again; she is sorely missed
by her peers.
I've been using your documentation re Twikis at Yahoo and I just wanna say, "Thank you!"
Thanks for all your help articles - they are invaluable for a beginner like me.
Vicki writes well, organizes information effectively, and has a personal
interest in tools that can increase the communication within a technical group.
She has often suggested new ways of organizing and making available existing
documentation or ideas related to better ways to make the information-heavy
processes (such as the spec writing, reviewing, and sign-off process) operate
in the future.
Vicki has a substantial amount of knowledge about programming and
system administration. This allows her to make suggestions based on
her experience and also makes it possible for her to document existing systems
by examining their implementation.
As usual, Vicki has been exceptionally helpful and informative while
I am pestering her with questions in order to make my ... documentation better.
She's always answering with what I want, vs. what I ask for (and only think I want).
Vicki is proactive in gathering the information that she needs from the
appropriate people and produces results quickly and in an organized manner.
Vicki works best when given a bigger flow of work parceled out into smaller
chunks and with lots of feedback on her results.
It is great that Vicki has good MarCom skills in addition to web skills. I
didn't get what I asked for exactly -- I got what I *really* wanted. There
wasn't much notice given and some of the work was done by Vicki after
hours. There were lots of rave reviews from internal ... and from customers.
Vicki knows a great deal about Perl and makes great tools that work
properly, are easy to understand, and follow good programming style. She
listens to the needs of the "customer" (the person who will be running the
program). She explains difficult and complex ideas in a clear and concise
way. Vicki was very helpful to me when I was first learning to program Perl
and encountered tough problems.
During the crunch time to get the ... content up, Vicki was professional,
responsive and went the extra mile. It is a relief to work with her, because
I know I can rely on Vicki to come through....
Vicki works extremely well with Engineering to create well organized and concise
documentation. She possesses a genuine interest in technology and will go the
additional mile to research and implement the most effective solution.
Vicki is quite organized. This is evident in her ability to work in
parallel on a number of different assignments; in the clear presentation
of information, whether on a web site or within a document; and in her status
reports which are detailed to a fault but organized clearly and precisely.
...we are just now making the changes you suggested. Previously, we were impressed with the way you caught things on our website, yet we are FLOORED by your skills with these edits. YOU ARE A PHENOMENAL EDITOR!!!! Not only do you spot the grammatical errors, you catch the [subject-related] mistakes. ...
Wiki feedback ...
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