Re: What's the purpose of this list?

Subject: Re: What's the purpose of this list?
From: "T. Word Smith" <techwordsmith -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 08:54:41 -0800 (PST)


Well, consider that some posts are never 100% serious.

So, what do you want to chat about? The list is about
techwriter stuff, though I admit the "we get no
respect, FrameMaker versus Word, and how many spaces
after a period are a little done to death (as opposed
to a lot done to death, I guess).

For example, as a professional author, what is one of
your pet things, focuses, or otherwise cool tech
writing approach that you bring to the table?

Or, what particular tech writing approach do you think
is particularly cool and froody?

Me? A jack-of-all trades approach backed up by the
ability to break down software into chunks and
organize the documentation in a well-ordered fashion
to speed documentation and increase efficiency in
getting the customers what they need. (Well, or
something like that, that was off the top of my head.)


--- Wendy Cunningham <wcunning -at- pct -dot- edu> wrote:
>
> Was I mistaken to think it was a place to get the
> support and friendly
> advice from fellow technical writers? I've only been
> here a week or so
> and I'm astonished at how much negativity and
> slamming is thrown around.



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What's the purpose of this list?: From: Wendy Cunningham

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