RE: waking up to the world of Technical Writing

Subject: RE: waking up to the world of Technical Writing
From: "Bill Lawrence" <scribe -at- matrixplus -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2004 15:27:41 -0400



> Is it just me out on the bleeding edge or have a lot
> of people been asleep lo these 51 (going on 52) years?
>

It is kind of amusing, isn't it? I think that perhaps it stems from the
world of technical writing being such a very "big tent." People that
call themselves technical writers run the gamut of those who simply edit
drafts created by subject matter experts to those that not only write
the documentation, but contribute to (and even code) the "user
experience." As Longhorn makes working on the GUI more accessible to
less "technical" tech writers, it's probably a good thing that the STC
is doing this. I suspect this is more of a reaction to the blurring of
user assistance and user experience in the upcoming Windows than
anything else.

Bill Lawrence

Senior Technical Writer
Matrix Solutions


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References:
waking up to the world of Technical Writing: From: T. Word Smith

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