Re: Rules, rules, rules (was Whaddya Know)

Subject: Re: Rules, rules, rules (was Whaddya Know)
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- progeny -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 09:52:31 -0700

Andrew Plato wrote:

> However, I think the division between editor and writer is an important
> one to make as part of the tech writing profession. Many people who bill
> themselves as technical writers are neither technical nor writers. They
> are merely editors who take content they barely understand from other
> people and "make it pretty". They are incapable of writing their own
> material because they lack the knowledge of the topic.

As they say, there's two types of people: those who divide
everything into two categories, and those who don't.

I suspect that I'm in the second category. :-)

Bruce Byfield 604.421.7177 bbyfield -at- progeny -dot- com

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There are days when we're almost human, days when it's shout or
The roughest kind of tenderness - we sing because we must."
-OysterBand, "No Reason to Cry"


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