RE: How are technical writers perceived?

Subject: RE: How are technical writers perceived?
From: "Suzanne Chiles" <suzchiles -at- pobox -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 16 Mar 2002 13:55:12 -0800

Who's to say that English majors aren't technically inclined? I had majors
in English, Theatre, and Philosophy and I'm quite technical. In fact, one of
the best programmers I have worked with has a PhD in literature and is a
renowned Shakespeare scholar.

Not all English majors are wimpy!


> -----Original Message-----
> From: bounce-techwr-l-93650 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
> [mailto:bounce-techwr-l-93650 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com]On Behalf Of
> In your experience, is English (or journalism) perceived negatively by
> hiring managers, as opposed a more technical area of study?
> In my experience hiring managers come in two basic flavors, those who
> prefer technically inclined technical writers and those who
> prefer English
> Majors.

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