RE: Breaking into the tech writing job market

Subject: RE: Breaking into the tech writing job market
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2006 10:18:02 -0400

Hi Mike,

I'm looking at my draft of a device specification for a medical device
that aids doctors in detecting early-stage lung cancer. The text is
clear and concise. The layout is easy on the eyes. There are no
grammatical errors. And I don't think your 12-year-old can comprehend



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Schmidt
> Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2006 10:07 AM
> To: Al Geist; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: Breaking into the tech writing job market
> There are methods of rating the grade or age level of your
> writing. I'm saying to talk down to them. I'm saying to
> keep it simple so anyone can understand it. I don't think
> my writing insults my readers, but I DO think my
> 12-year-old can comprehend it.
> Then it's probably condescending, too, to test some of my
> stuff out on the secretaries here because they're mostly
> unfamiliar with our stuff. Well, too bad. It works. If
> they get through it, I figure anyone can...

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