Re: What Are Writing Skills?

Subject: Re: What Are Writing Skills?
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 19:05:50 -0800

Sharon Burton wrote:

Why is studying this field "such lengths"? This field is what you do for a
living. It should be worth your time and effort to learn more about it. You
need some other tools in your tool kit. DFDs are not going to get you very

In fact, if Tony really wants to become an expert in structure and writing, he should set aside the next sixty or seventy years for reading and daily practice.

True, technical writing is perhaps less demanding than several other types of writing. Yet even this genre should keep him busy for the next few decades.

I say this as someone who has studied and practiced writing professionally since high school, and who now, in middle-age, considers himself just beginning the journeyman phrase of his studies - with absolutely no guarantee that he'll become a master.

Bruce Byfield 604-421-7177


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