In my post Ten Tips for Interviewing Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). I provided recommendations for writers when working with SMEs. On Larry Kunz’s blog, Leading Technical Communication, he posted a great article that takes a different but complimentary view. The article is What writers need – and don’t need – from SMEs. It instructs SMEs on the information and assistance that technical writers need from them.
Next time you start working with a SME, provide them with this information to help them help you.