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Subject:Re: What to look for in a technical editor From:Andrew Plato <gilliankitty -at- yahoo -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Thu, 22 May 2003 07:32:12 -0700 (PDT)
"Jan Henning" wrote...
> Like communication skills, technical skills are commonplace and become
> valuable only when they reach a certain level of expertise. The actual
> level may be different for both sets of skills (and, by the way, for
> technical skills in different fields), but there is no fundamental
> difference in this regard between communication and technical skills.
You are correct to a certain extent. And my basic premise still holds. Neither
tech skills nor comm skills are that remarkable in and of themselves. Its the
combination of those skills with others that makes a person valuable and able
to produce quality work. As has been repeatedly explained here, a good
technical writer must have both strong communication skills and strong
technical skills. A lacking in either area is a lacking as a whole.
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