RE: Creativity (was RE: Samples Query)

Subject: RE: Creativity (was RE: Samples Query)
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 16:00:55 -0400

> Technical writers aren't usually hired for their flashing
> genius and creativity, they're hired for their knowledge and
> ability to explain complicated subjects; so eccentrics need not apply.

Creativity is a part of every human problem-solving activity, including
technical writing. The ability to explain complicated subjects is dependent
upon one's ability to tap into one's own ability to create something that
has never existed before. What technical writers do, in fact, is highly
creative. They produce "objects" that represent or explain other objects.
The end product for a technical writer is the fruit of creative effort --
and facts. But without the creative, synthesizing act of the writer, there
would remain just a mass of unintegrated facts.

Bonnie Granat


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