RE: New TECHWR-L Poll Question

Subject: RE: New TECHWR-L Poll Question
From: "Brierley, Sean" <Sean -at- Quodata -dot- Com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 10:28:04 -0400

Maybe.

It makes me a better technical writer. In addition, it makes me a better
writer overall, in that ideas and approaches, setup and workflow come more
quickly. However, as I found out on a recent personal project, you do get
into a rut whereby you grow accustomed to writing a certain way. That is, I
haven't done marketing writing in over 5 years now. It would take some
practice for me to get up-to-speed with that type of writing again.
Similarly, I've not done a magazine-article-type piece in a decade, it is
quite difficult to pickup that perspective again . . .. What I'm trying to
say is that my writing skills are better, and my overall capability is
better, but moving between genres is not easy after an absence of some time.

Sean
sean -at- quodata -dot- com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Murrell [SMTP:trmurrell -at- yahoo -dot- com]
> > > I think this poll is WAY too vague to be of any real
> > > use to anyone...
>
> Um, aren't we trying to make too much out of the weekly poll? I don't
> think the
> Rays have made a claim that this is a scientific poll, on this subject or
> any
> other. Mostly, it is for entertainment. Often it gives readers some
> insight
> into what those self-selected respondents think about the issue presented.
> But
> I don't think it serves anyone's purpose to take any of the polls, or the
> results, too seriously.
>

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