RE: STC is broken

Subject: RE: STC is broken
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 10:30:51 -0400

1. What's a "manufactured service"? [Check the sequence of "and" in that

2. What about good writers who can't speak in front of people - do they
have "strong communication skills"? What about the opposite? Discuss (20

3. What are "instructional and informational tools"?

4. What is "multimedia knowledge"?

People hire us to write clearly about technical subjects. It'd be ironic
for *our* job description be this unclear.

P.S.: I tried combining DOL (Dept of Labor) with SOC (Standard
Occupational Classification), but all I got was "SOL"

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Beth Agnew
> Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 4:04 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: STC is broken
> ... The editorial by Susan Burton in the April 2007 issue
> of the Intercom noted that the STC was trying to get this
> definition for technical communicator approved by the US
> Dept of Labor for the Standard Occupational
> Classification (SOC) System: "Develop and design
> informational and instructional tools needed to assure
> safe, appropriate and effective use of science and
> technology, intellectual property, and manufactured
> products and services. Combine multimedia knowledge and
> strong communication skills with technical expertise to
> educate and inform across the entire spectrum of users'
> abilities, technical experience, and visual and auditory
> capabilities..."

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