This is an extremely well written blog comparing technical writers or InfoDev professionals to detectives. It talks about “The skill of being a good detective lies at the very heart of the InfoDev profession. My personal impression is that among many other roles, such as being a writer, a linguist, and a “user prototype”, an InfoDev on a project is also a detective, an investigator – especially, at the early stages of involvement.” She lists all of the necessary skills to be an excellent “InfoDev, similarly to a good detective, must have the following skills and traits…”
Go to https://informaze.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/a-true-detective-an-infodev-in-a-project-team/ to read about the skills and traits. The blogger is Natalia Bortkevych. My hat off to you! I love murder mysteries, detective stories, etc.