Re: He said...She said...He said...etc. (Was Re: What's A TW Got To DO To Get A Job Around Here?!)

Subject: Re: He said...She said...He said...etc. (Was Re: What's A TW Got To DO To Get A Job Around Here?!)
From: Victoria Camgros <vcamgros -at- persistence -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 10:04:07 -0800

At 12:35 AM 2/25/2002 -0800, Andrew Plato wrote:

<snip> Even rewriting sections does not, in my mind comprise writing since
you're still working within somebody else's written infrastructure.

Andrew Plato

Then, only brand new documents (written from scratch) are legitimate samples (in your opinion)? If I take an existing book, reorder the chapters to better reflect customer need, restructure and rewrite several chapters to improve clarity, and write a couple of new ones, only the new chapters are my work?

I don't agree. All of these tasks are legitimate technical writing tasks. Certainly a writer needs to be able to compose new technical prose. But that's NOT all we do.



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