Re: Tech Writing a Growing Field?

Subject: Re: Tech Writing a Growing Field?
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2007 00:50:42 -0700

Having never worked in the software industry, I sometimes
get the feeling from this list that software originates on
some other planet than products made by industries that
cut metal and weld and bolt the pieces back together.

One of these days I'm going to have to get myself a
copy of this "Microsoft Guide to Style." I get the
feeling that reading it will be an experience akin to
my first exposure to Douglas Adams.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Borokowski" <athloi -at- yahoo -dot- com>

> "Technical communicator" makes sense as the role
> expands. We're no longer just those who write manuals.
> We integrate the process (of getting the product to
> work for users) into the development as a whole. We
> are the user contact experts and should not hide in
> the role of writing manuals as the industry expands.
> Those who defend territory in fear of expansion often
> make themselves irrelevant. Technical writing is so
> well defined at this point, through things like
> Microsoft Guide to Style, that the risk is that it
> will be seen as trivial and others will come in. The
> only way to avoid that is to expand the role to its
> natural conclusion given changes in the market at this
> time.


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