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A big problem I see with this is that it doesn't include anything
about writing things that are more business-related in nature, such as
SOPs and the like. Sometimes, the people that do this are called
business instead of technical writers, but I feel it's still the same
thing, particularly when that's part of a technical writer job
description. Much of what you wrote is quite good, IMHO. Thanks for the
Samuel I. Beard, Jr.
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Subject: RE: STC is broken
(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.
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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
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