RE: Creative writers among us?

Subject: RE: Creative writers among us?
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: "Tim Mantyla" <TimMantyla -at- nustep -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2007 13:52:58 -0500

>> I don't get why Craig was laughing at the heading of his post.
Explain? <<

Some, including managers, consider technical writing to be the stuff of
fiction. The mindset goes something like this:

--> Don't know what this part does? Make something up. Doesn't matter.

--> No one reads the help / manual anyway, but we're contratually
obligated to provide one.

To some people, technical writing is on par with creative writing.
That's what I meant.

-- Craig


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