Re: End User Docs (Bone-headed question spin-off)

Subject: Re: End User Docs (Bone-headed question spin-off)
From: eric -dot- dunn -at- ca -dot- transport -dot- bombardier -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 09:30:07 -0500

techwr-l-bounces -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com wrote on 11/14/2005 07:33:23 AM:

> Aren't end-user documents the ones that tell people how to use a
> product? I don't think it has to be software, although it could be.
> How about the one that comes with your VCR, electric razor, or bicycle?

> Tom Johnson

And don't forget those that come with far more complex pieces of machinery
and describe complex processes.

>From the traffic on this list, a new writer might come to the mistaken
conclusion that the profession is complex software documentation for
developers or simplified docs for end users.

The technical fields and audience requirements for documentation are far
more broad than software, electronics, and consumer appliances.

Eric L. Dunn
Senior Technical Writer


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