Re: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken

Subject: Re: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken
From: Michael West <WestM -at- conwag -dot- com>
To: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 5 May 2008 14:48:02 +1000

"Bill Swallow" wrote:


> I disagree. Software of any kind has one purpose, and that is to
> communicate information to the user. Whether the coding goes into the
> UI or the back end, it's all serving communication of information.

Bit of a stretch, I'd say. What can a tech writer contribute outside the
visible sphere? I used to explain my role by means of a Venn diagram
showing that where the user's job and the software overlapped was my
sphere of influence. It would never have been my intention to tell the
architects and engineers how to write code. Nor would I recommend doing so
without flame-retardant clothing.

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