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I'd back it up a few steps further.... it's whatever it takes to design and
deliver a useful product. I do everything from marketing to specs, to UI
design, to help, to training, to user manuals. However, my title says I'm a
tech writer (yes Senior, but still Tech Writer). And I love being involved
from the beginning.
I don't ever WANT the luxury of just writing or mere editing...it would be
just merely boring for me.
From: kcronin -at- daleen -dot- com [mailto:kcronin -at- daleen -dot- com]
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2002 3:19 PM
Subject: Re: Mere editing (Re: He said...She said...He said...etc.)
To me tech writing encapsulates everything it takes to get a manual or
help system out the door.
Researching, getting training, interviewing, writing, editing, posting
rants on bulletin boards, creating and tweaking graphics, designing
documents, etc. If I'm working with legacy docs it also means inheriting,
maintaining, and (I hope) improving them. I never stopped to think of that
as a particularly grand or menial function. Just part of the gig.
I've never had the luxury of JUST writing. Or "merely" editing. Or working
with a "mere" editor. What a luxury that sounds like!
- Keith Cronin
Sometimes I wonder how some tech writers ever get the opportunity to
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