Re: Techwr-1 polls

Subject: Re: Techwr-1 polls
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 10:19:50 -0800

Maggie Secara <MSecara -at- bizbuyer -dot- com> wrote:

>I dunno, Mike. I've been doing this job since the late 70s, when I was
>hired as a "technical writer" and that's after my dad had been a tech writer
>and editor since the middle 50s when he moved us out to California to take a
>job called "tech writer." I'd say the job had a name sometime before the
>early 90s, even if the spoeciality as a degree program was in its infancy.

What you say is true, but I think that the branding of tech writing
took place in the early 90s. That is, in addition to the degree
programs, the profession started to be recognized about then in a
way that it hadn't been before.

I'd make a comparison to the fantasy genre: people have written
fantasy for centuries, but fantasy was seen as a separate market
from science fiction on the one hand and mainstream writing on the
other hand until about 1980.

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