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Subject:Re: In love with a word From:John Cook <john -dot- cook -at- gmail -dot- com> To:"List,Techwriter" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Wed, 4 Jan 2006 13:27:43 -0600
On 1/4/06, John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> Hi, Peter...actually, the example I gave from that writer is typical
> of that writer. Most of his written content was superficial and
> pretty much limited to stating the obvious with a flavoring of
> "special" words that I'm sure made him think his writing was a
> special as the words he used.
The thing is, it's not just knowing those "special" words. It's also
knowing when /not/ to use them (which, being special, is likely
"seldom" or "never", at least as far as technical documentation is
I save my creative writing for after work; clarity and substance by
day, creativity and style by night.
It's a system.
Technical Writer / Help Author
john dot cook at gmail dot com
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