RE: Educational areas to pursue

Subject: RE: Educational areas to pursue
From: "Stevenson, Rebecca" <Rebecca -dot- Stevenson -at- workscape -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 15:27:56 -0500

>Who wants to go from being an accomplished techwriter to being a newbie
programmer? Not me. If an employer is suggesting I take programming,
sounds like they really wanted to hire a programmer who could write.

To which I respond: not necessarily. This morning a writer I know confessed to me that the developer's specs were "Greek" because he doesn't know any of the Java terminology involved, let alone how a developer would use them. How is he supposed to document this system?

>Relational databases -- sure, but approach it from
the position of a writer, not as a neophyte database administrator.

And the difference is...?



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