Re: Technical writers

Subject: Re: Technical writers
From: Anthony Davey <ant -at- ant-davey -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 10:05:41 +0100

Hi Carrie,

As one who has done both, I have to admit I find it slightly more difficult to write the punchy, clipped stuff of brochures. It is, usually, a different audience, for whom you are trying to get at the emotions. You are trying to convince, not just explain. It is, IMO, a more demanding type of writing.

Best regards,

Carrie Baker wrote:

Some time ago our company looked for a technical writer.
As a very very small department the person would also have to be able
to write Marketing material.
My boss who was neither a writer nor a native speaker of English, told
candidates, that anyone who can write can learn to do technical
writing, for Marketing writing you need more skills.
Do you agree with that?

(I don't think I do)


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