RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken

Subject: RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 6 May 2008 00:05:15 -0400

The problem here seems to me to be this:

For years and years, technical writing was the umbrella term under which all
writing with specialized language was situated. That's what technical
communications programs taught on an undergraduate and graduate level. If
that premise is discarded, then a new one should be offered.

Lauren seems to view technical writing as writing about technology only;
others see technical writing in the traditional way as being the umbrella
under which all specialized writing occurs.

Therefore, no communication can actually take place here until this little
problem is addressed.


Bonnie Granat
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References:
Re: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken: From: Lauren

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