Core Skills for Technical Communicators

Subject: Core Skills for Technical Communicators
From: "Ziech, Karen L (Karen)" <karenziech -at- lucent -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 16:24:30 -0600

I work in a documentation and training organization at Lucent Technologies
and am on a team engaged in an effort to document the core competencies
required for all associates in this org., most of whom are technical writers
and training developers.

Has anyone created a list of core skills for technical communicators? I
expect such a list contains items like:
* define the target audience and the purpose for communicating with
that target audience
* conduct research and extract key information
* create an outline that organizes content flow in a meaningful way
* write clearly using proper English construction, grammar,
punctuation, and style

I have found one reference in the TECHWR-L archive, but wonder if anyone has
been through an exercise like this and created a list of measurable skills.

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