RE: Stereotypes (WAS: what to look for in a Tech Editor)

Subject: RE: Stereotypes (WAS: what to look for in a Tech Editor)
From: "Rock, Megan" <Megan -dot- Rock -at- fanucrobotics -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 7 May 2003 10:47:36 -0400

I tend to hang with a diverse crowd, many of whom are non-techies and most of whom have never heard of or met a tech writer of any sort before. I usually explain my job in simplified terms, they usually say "Oh, I could never do that" or "I would find that very boring!", and we move on to other topics. :-)

Megan Rock
Technical Specialist
Product Information
FANUC Robotics America, Inc.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Posada [mailto:JPosada -at- book -dot- com]
> Why don't I get those looks?
> > 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
> my past.


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