Re: Patronizing - and it was RE: Out of Work Tech Writers

Subject: Re: Patronizing - and it was RE: Out of Work Tech Writers
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 06:02:01 -0700 (PDT)


> Is this just a trait of people who are, or want to be, technical
> writers?
>
> Or a conditioned reflex that develops over time from doing a job
> where we
> are "constantly" expected to explain in simple terms exactly what
> people should do - whether the task be simple or complex?

In my previous career in corporate sales and before I considered
moving to tech writing, my boss made a comment one day to someone
else that "if you ask John what time it is, he'll tell you how to
build a watch".

Is this what you mean? :-)

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References:
Patronizing - and it was RE: Out of Work Tech Writers: From: Sean O'Donoghue-Hayes (EAA)

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