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Re: Stereotypes (WAS: what to look for in a Tech Editor)
Subject:Re: Stereotypes (WAS: what to look for in a Tech Editor) From:Andrew Plato <gilliankitty -at- yahoo -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Wed, 7 May 2003 07:15:13 -0700 (PDT)
"Anita Legsdin" wrote
> Another stereotype that I intensely dislike ...
While we're on the topic of stereotypes, one that I loathe is the "oh, you're
an idiot" stare I get from people when I tell them I was a technical writer in
Thus, I have to append that revelation with: "When I say tech writer, I mean a
technical, technical writer who actually understands the material - not a
desktop publisher type." This usually prompts a nod and a loud "ohhhh, I know
what you mean" from whomever I am talking to.
I wish I didn't have to do that, but the font-fondlers have contaminated a lot
of people with their passionate dedication to ignorance.
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