Re: Trouble finding work

Subject: Re: Trouble finding work
From: Tony Markos <ajmarkos -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2005 16:00:39 -0700 (PDT)


The key consideration is whether technical
communications needs to be created using an
engineering approach. User friendly documentation is,
in the main, documentation that minimizes the reader
having to do skips and jump-to's. There is really
only one approach to creating such documentation:
Design highly cohesive and lossely coupled modules of
information. And creation of such modules requires
good engineering design practice.

Tony Markos

--- Al Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com> wrote:
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: <arroxaneullman -at- aol -dot- com>

> >> As mentioned previously, there are usually two
> types of tech writers:
> >> 1- the engineer/programmer with a TW
> certification
> >> 2- the English/Journalism major with a back door
> into high-tech (e.g.,
> >>a hobbiest techie).
> >>
> >>
> I have a degree in journalism and I've worked as a
> business reporter,
> broadcast journalist and an award winning video
> producer. I also have
> over 37 years experience in the
> electronics/computer industry,
> including working as a Sr. Technical Writer and
> Publications
> Manager...so be careful when you lump
> English/Journalism majors in to
> the category of "a hobbiest techie." Some of the
> best technical writers
> I've known come from the journalism profession.
> Some of the worst were
> converted programmers/engineers.

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