Re: How are technical writers perceived?

Subject: Re: How are technical writers perceived?
From: Brad Jensen <brad -at- elstore -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2002 09:07:27 -0600


----- Original Message -----
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- editors-writers -dot- info>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: Saturday, March 16, 2002 8:17 PM
Subject: Re: How are technical writers perceived?


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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Andrew Plato" <intrepid_es -at- yahoo -dot- com>
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> >Yawn...another day, another rant.
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> Is this appropriate to say to another poster?

Yes, as long as you say it quite clearly.

I like to use the Pee Wee Herman defense

"I know you are, but what am I?"

My spiritual teacher used to say:

"They can''t get my goat because they don't know where my goat is tied."

It helps me to have a sense of humor about these email lists. No matter how
professional
the people are on them, they are people. Email tends to expand the emotional
appearance
of the content. People I agree with are lighthearted and humorous, people I
disagree with are
cynical and sarcastic.

I think Andrew is saying that he believes the emphasis should be on depth of
technical knowledge, while you are saying that you believe that knowing the
tech knowledge is a given, and the major difference is to develop the
writing skill.

Content vs. structure.

People write on these lists because they are emotionally stimulated to do
so.

Brad Jensen
www.eufrates.com
www.actasif.com
www.elstore.com



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