RE: Do I have to understand the material?

Subject: RE: Do I have to understand the material?
From: DaveC <voicebox -at- dnai -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 11:25:32 -0700


In terms of the issue that kicked off this thread, does a tech writer
need an Associate's degree in electronics to document electronics?

Also, does the writer need to be as much an expert as the engineer or
programmer, or can the technical writer do a good job with a less-deep
knowledge?

I've always taken pride in saying that I'm a "read-only" programmer.

Similarly, I can follow a schematic diagram of almost any electronic system, but I couldn't design one from scratch if my life depended on it. If I could, I'd be making much more as an engineer, I'm sure.

Dave
--
Dave Carpenter

Whatever you wish for me,
May you have twice as much.

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." -- Arthur C. Clarke



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