Re: How are technical writers perceived?

Subject: Re: How are technical writers perceived?
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- editors-writers -dot- info>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 16 Mar 2002 21:38:05 -0500

>
> However, if, by the end of a writing project, the writer doesn't have a
> reasonable level of understanding of the product and the technology
> behind it (and by "reasonable," I mean an understanding somewhat less,
> perhaps, than the developers', but at least enough to understand most of
> their discussions, ask intelligent questions and to have a keen
> suspicion when given information that's wonky) - then the odds are going

I agree with you entirely, Bruce. It is largely the idea that a technical
writer has to know as much as the SMEs going in to the job that I disgree
with -- the notion that if you don't have technical expertise in a
particular *area* you should not be a technical writer. That is what I
disagree with, and apparently you do, too.
Bonnie Granat
http://www.editors-writers.info






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