RE: In praise of editors...

Subject: RE: In praise of editors...
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
To: "'Chris Borokowski'" <athloi -at- yahoo -dot- com>, "'techwr-l'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 13:46:16 -0400

Indeed, and some of us (me, mainly, I guess) are more editors than technical
writers, though I could probably make a fortune if Microsoft ever decides to
create topics that "help" people for Microsoft Word, Excel, and so forth.

I used to think of myself as both a technical editor and a technical writer,
but I've realized that my lack of knowledge about technical aspects of
computers disqualifies me from future work as a technical writer in the
computer industry. I can edit the pants off developer-written books for
other developers, but I don't know so many of the things other technical
writers know that are seemingly fundamental--SDLC documentation, APIs, etc.

More traffic comes to my website for my examples of technical writing than
for my editing, though. <sigh>

Bonnie Granat

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> Subject: In praise of editors...
> I found this article a gratifying appreciation of the
> under-applied but
> vital skill of editing:
> Maybe others will enjoy as well, since as tech writers we all must
> sometimes be editors, or at least self-edit.
> technical writing | consulting | development


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