Re: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken

Subject: Re: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken
From: Beth Agnew <beth -dot- agnew -at- senecac -dot- on -dot- ca>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 02 May 2008 16:10:55 -0400

This would be the perfect time for a Venn diagram that shows the huge
degree of overlap between business writing and technical writing. Keep
adding circles for other things that overlap such as marketing writing
and training.

When I was working for a software development company writing end user
documentation, and management asked me, as an expert in making things
clear and easy to understand, to write the employee handbook, I didn't
say, sorry, you need a business writer for that. I agree with Char --
many technical writers are also business writers; many business writers
are also technical writers (whether they're aware of it or not), and
there are some of both kinds who do ONLY one or the other. The beauty of
it is that we're not locked into any of those positions.
--Beth

Char James-Tanny wrote:
> I think the problem we're running into is trying to get "business
> writing" and "technical writing" to fit into these nice little
> buckets. Those buckets are actually pretty big, they're joined at the
> top...and they have holes ;-) I do both technical and business writing
> according to the definitions provided earlier.
>
>
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References:
RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken: From: Lauren
RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken: From: Sean Brierley
Re: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken: From: Char James-Tanny

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