Should writers develop their own illustrations?

Subject: Should writers develop their own illustrations?
From: Ward Rosenberry <wardr -at- world -dot- std -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2001 07:46:02 -0500 (EST)

A related poll question says 41.2 develop their own and 29.70 get help
from graphic designers. My view is that writers must develop graphic
content (where appropriate). If a writer can't learn/use something
like Visio he/she should at least be able to visualize a sketch that a
graphic artist can finish up. Otherwise the writer is not
communicating fully with the audience.

A writer should know how to convey information - some information is
suited for prose, some for tables and lists and some is best presented

Is a writer who cannot develop graphic content lacking an essential

- Ward

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