Re: Description of Tech Writers

Subject: Re: Description of Tech Writers
From: "Alexander Hellemans" <hellemans -at- libero -dot- it>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 12:02:27 +0100


I'm a science/tech writer from Italy too. I just joined this list and find
this thread quite enjoyable. My office is in my apartment in Naples, which
looks out at the Vesuvius, and I keep similar office hours as Jennifer,
except I spend a good time of the day honking at people who are either color
blind or think traffic lights are a new kind of Christmas ornament. Others
seem to be expats just returned from the UK, who haven't decided yet on
which side to drive. And those on scooters and Vespas seem to drive with
their eyes tightly shut, relying on sonar like bats...

Besides that Naples is quite enjoyable, nice people, good food, excentric
restaurants, good wine with a slightly sulphurous taste (I see a few
vineyards on the slopes of the Vesuvius), good pizza, and fantastic parties
with a lot of singing by very talented people.

And of course a lot happens here, and this keeps me busy.

Alex

----- Original Message -----
From: "Carey Jennifer (Cry)" <jennifer -dot- carey -at- cdi -dot- cerberus -dot- ch>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2002 11:10 AM
Subject: RE: Description of Tech Writers


>
> I'm a tech writer from Italy. I am currently documenting race cars. I get
> into the office around 10.00 or so. Actually it's an old villa overlooking
> vineyards in tuscany. I find the colours inspiring and it always seems
there
> is something to be learned from subtle changes of the leaves with their
> beginnings so very very small, reaching reaching for the sun, smiling,
then
> fading quietly away. I work to incorporate these lessons into my writing
as
> I feel it's really my responsibility to instruct as much as inform my
> audience. Lately I've been experimenting with document format and
structure
> as a reflection of the seasons. People have responded very well so far, I
> think it's because Italians are so creative. Around 1.00, I go to lunch
with
> my coworkers Giovanni, Filippo and Davide (they are distractingly hansome
> and very well dressed). After a 3 course meal including delicious red
wine,
> music and laughter, I take a nice long nap at my quaint and quirky vine
> covered home before
> returnig to the villa to work for a few more hours. Since moving here
I've
> nearly forgotten what it means to be stressed, much less busy.
>
> -Jennifer



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