Re: What Are Writing Skills?

Subject: Re: What Are Writing Skills?
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2005 10:22:19 -0500

> 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
> far.

I've been reading this thread with great amusement. Good stuff coming
out of it too!

I just want to throw one qualifier out there... DFDs *can* get you
*quite* far in the *right* organization... If process is a problem in
your place of work, someone who can chart out the disaster as well as
the solution in a way that's understandable to all will go far. That
person could be a tech writer, programmer, salesperson, janitor, etc.
But being able to document process can get you far.

On the flip side, it could also be seen as a waste of time and effort,
in which case it could get you nowhere.


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