FW: Writing: better or worse after years on the job?

Subject: FW: Writing: better or worse after years on the job?
From: Barbara Yanez <BarbaraYanez -at- cogentsystems -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 16:15:16 -0700

HI

I wonder about this too. There are certain writing conventions I have become
accustomed to in tech writing that may represent a decline in terms of
writing for other audiences. Ex: In tech docs, I may be more repetitive in
use of phrases/descrips, etc because generally our users are just going to
one section and not reading the doc like a novel. However, being repetitive
like this is not a good thing in other types of writing. I sometimes wonder
if the proposal writers at my co. wonder why I/we tech writers do things
this way.

I wonder what others will post. This is a good question - I would be
interested to see other responses.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Barbara Yanez
Manager - Documentation
Cogent Systems, Inc.
http://172.25.1.208/

Manager - Public Relations
San Gabriel Valley, CA STC
<www.stcsgv.org>


Rowena writes:

Colleagues,

I would say that my ability to describe
things has improved, primarily because I
am more skilled at communicating context
(you are here) and logic (if-then-else).
What about you? Has your writing ability
improved or declined since you've become a
professional technical writer?

Rowena



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