Re: You're SUPPOSED to have good communication skills if you're a tech writer

Subject: Re: You're SUPPOSED to have good communication skills if you're a tech writer
From: Jan Henning <henning -at- r-l -dot- de>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 08:18:55 +0200


Yet, from the number who think that writing skills are enough, the
point seems nowhere near as basic as I imagine.

Are you sure that there are many people (on this list) that think
writing skills are enough? This is not my impression at all. People who
disagree with the contention "Everybody can write, only technical skils
count." do not necessarily claim that "Technical skills are
unimportant, only writing skills count." On the contrary most of them
argue that you cannot produce a decent manual without both writing AND
technical skills. (And Sharon reminded us that tool skills are needed
as well.)

So it may be a misperception that a significant number of list
participants feel writing skills only are enough.

Regards
Jan Henning

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