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 13:26:14 -0400

(I really shouldn't do this...)

If the following doesn't specifically exclude more than 5% of
TECHWR-Lers, I'll be happy. If someone can suggest changes that clarify
the definition without excluding anyone else, I'll be even happier.

"Technical writers create and modify documentation about processes,
products, and services of a scientific or technological nature. The
documentation almost always includes text, and often also includes
graphics. Technical writers are able to organize and present information
provided by others who have specific technical expertise. They are able
to learn new technologies, both in the subject matter that they are
documenting and in the tools that they use to present it. They are able
to modify the documentation according to the needs of the target
audience, as well as the needs of the organizations for which they

(Not grinning - just ducking and running)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Beth Agnew
> Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 1:01 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: STC is broken
> My apologies -- my facetious reply should have had a
> little more explanation. That definition you point
> to is exactly the one the "new" definition is
> supposed to replace. Since it's been a year (Apr
> 2007), it looks like they haven't yet been successful
> in doing so. Like most of our profession-related
> topics, especially where definitions and parameters
> are concerned, it is going to be dashedly hard to
> get us to agree...

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