RE: Tech writer as "user"

Subject: RE: Tech writer as "user"
From: "Leigh Price" <lprice -at- kiva -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2002 21:49:12 -0500

>>I suggest that aspiring tech writers spend more time learning calculus,
>>programming--and any other tech subject they can handle...

I'm a newbie to the list--a lurker until now. Lately I've seen a few posts
that seem to imply that a future in technical writing requires possessing
"hard" technical skills (e.g., programming). I do not have any further
advice to offer along these lines, only a link to an opinion piece by Bob
Lewis in InfoWorld regarding IT careers:

>>There are any number of English majors with topnotch secretarial skills
>>can perform such work for a modest salary and do so quite happily...

>>There are endless legions of Journalism and English majors
>>to fill those positions, as an alternative to working at Wendy's.

OUCH! Please consider your audience.

Leigh Price

Want to support TECHWR-L? Get shirts, bags, hats, clocks,
and more from the TECHWR-L Store. All proceeds support TECHWR-L.

Check out the new release of RoboDemo, our easy-to-use tutorial software.
Plus, buy RoboHelp Office in August and save $100 with our mail-in rebate.
Get details and download free trial versions at

You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as:
archive -at- raycomm -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Send administrative questions to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.


Tech writer as "user": From: ASUE Tekwrytr

Previous by Author: Re: Bombs in the Workplace
Next by Author: Re: Finally...our own film!!!
Previous by Thread: Re: Tech writer as "user"
Next by Thread: RE: Tech writer as "user"

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads