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Subject:Re: The STC and me From:John Fleming <johntwrl -at- hotmail -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Wed, 28 Jul 2004 19:01:00 -0600
On Wed, 28 Jul 2004 13:25:14 -0400, while chained to a desk in the
scriptorium, bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com ("Bonnie Granat") wrote:
> $Chuck Martin wrote:
> $| All that and--especially with, as someone else put it, all the people
> $| who "fell into" the profession during the heady dot-com days--nothing
> $| about knowing how to write well.
> $Should an ad for a ER physician specify that the individual has to know
Nah, as long as ER physicians know how to wing it. :)
But Chuck's comment does highlight the fact that technical writers get
into the occupation through all kinds of different avenues and have a
wide variety of backgrounds.
Some of those backgrounds may not be heavy on writing skills.
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