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<<<My writing skills are so-so. I struggle to get a paragraph to sound
"just right". However, I can approach a complex system, understand it,
and describe to others how it works. I've often described what I do as
translating. I speak "geek" and "regular" and my job is to translate
between the two...>>>
<<<So, to the aspiring tech writers reading this, ask yourself this, "Do
like to explain how something works to someone who doesn't understand?"
That, to me, is the key to tech writing...>>>
Meg, this is the most astute description of tech writing I've ever seen -
as well as the best advice to newbie writers.
The only thing I disagree with in your post is your self-assessment. Your
writing ability is *way* above "so-so."
PS Thanks also for backing up Keith Cronin's post. You saved me the
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