Re: Definition of Technical Writer

Subject: Re: Definition of Technical Writer
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Ronald Schwarz" <RSchwarz -at- cosmocom -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 11:07:36 -0700

Unless you're trying to mentor a would-be tech writer, don't even
go there, and especially not with a would-be employee. Just thank
them for their resumes and say you'll be in touch if you decide there
may be a match. It's really not necessary to go further unless you've
actually brought someone in for an interview.

But the short answer is, a technical writer is anyone who you are
willing to hire to do whatever you consider to be technical writing.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message ----- From: "Ronald Schwarz" <RSchwarz -at- cosmocom -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2006 10:43 AM
Subject: Definition of Technical Writer

I am attempting to recruit a "senior" technical writer. I am finding
people who respond to my job announcements who have accomplished all
sorts of things and claim to be technical writers so that they can be
hired by my company.
What is a technical writer? I need a definition so when I turn someone
down I can give a short answer.


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