Re: Description of Tech Writers

Subject: Re: Description of Tech Writers
From: "Andrew Brooke" <ABrooke -at- ADVANCEDUTILITY -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 10:49:15 -0500


Someone asked how we describe our jobs.

I would say a tech writer is a unique combination of:

* an investigative reporter
* a translator (of techno-gobbledygook into English)
* a detective
* an ambassador between the engineer and the end users (aka "normal
people")
* a diplomat
* an analyst
* an engineer
* a customer advocate
* a business person
and finally
* a wordsmith

Aren't we a talented bunch?

;-)

Andrew Brooke
abrooke -at- advancedutility -dot- com



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