Re: This too is technical communication

Subject: Re: This too is technical communication
From: "Caroline Tabach" <caroline -dot- tabach -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Ned Bedinger" <doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2007 13:05:26 +0300

With all due respect,
I bet they did not have a deadline (or at lest not the type of
deadline we seem to work to)
and they were probably only documenting one "application" at a time.
Times have changed

On 6/5/07, Ned Bedinger <doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com> wrote:
> >
> .
> I have some typewriter repair manuals that are gems of technical
> writing--the tech writer and illustrator created lucid overviews,
> problem descriptions, and procedures. They obviously worked very closely
> with the engineers, and the engineers obviously knew how to approach the
> typewriter as a comprehensible bunch of systems. The editors knew the
> subject and checked the content carefully. The book designers did an
> exceptional job in laying out the pages, and the publishers put it all
> in a hole-punched lay-flat binding on paper that withstands years of
> usage in the shop.
> .......... The manuals were a
> big selling point in the marketing of these typewriters by a company
> that was known as a salesman's company--I'm describing the manuals for
> the IBM Selectric.

Caroline Tabach
Technical Writer
e-mail: caroline -dot- tabach -at- gmail -dot- com

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RE: This too is technical communication: From: Chris Borokowski
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