Re: This too is technical communication

Subject: Re: This too is technical communication
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "John Posada" <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2007 13:27:17 -0700

Same here. The ability to employ technical knowledge and
past experience to predict what a "clueless idiot" will and will
not know, need to know, or be able to comprehend is a level
of capability that is significantly higher than just being able to
think like one.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Posada" <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>

> I reject this whole "clueless idiot" position.
> Being a professional technical writer means you have the skill to
> write your document as best as you know how. It has nothing to do
> with writing a document because you know too much, not enough or just
> the right amount.
> It also means that you know how to get the right information from the
> subject matter experts. The amount of information you already know
> has nothing to do it. The skill is an interviewing skill, not whether
> you are clueless or not.
> Any stance that maintains that the correct technical level of the
> document is achieved because of any factor other than knowing how to
> is absurd.


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