Re: The three great virtues of a technical writer?

Subject: Re: The three great virtues of a technical writer?
From: CHRISTINE ANAMEIER <CANAMEIE -at- email -dot- usps -dot- gov>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2001 12:02:32 -0500

Geoff Hart wrote:
> Empathy. Clarity. Accuracy. Bonus words: economy (conciseness),
> flexibility, and confidence.

Whoa, Geoff! That's almost eerie. I was just about to reply to this
thread with something along the lines of:

Empathy. Clarity (which for me includes conciseness). Drive. (For
"drive" you could substitute energy or confidence. What I mean is:
that spark inside that compels you to do the best work you can do, and
gives you the strength to keep going despite whatever obstacles you
encounter.) Bonus word: Vision. (The quality that keeps you asking
"What's the best way to do this?" instead of "What have other people
done?" or "How have we been doing this for the last five years?")

Man, am I glad someone else said "empathy" too.

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