RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken

Subject: RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken
From: "Hemstreet, Deborah" <DHemstreet -at- kaydon -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 6 May 2008 08:26:27 -0400

However, a technical writer could do legal writing... And the legal
document would most likely benefit GREATLY by it....



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Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 2:45 AM
To: 'Bonnie Granat'; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken

> From: Bonnie Granat

> In the classical view, technical writing is the general area
> and all other
> divisions are under it:
>
> Technical Writing:
>
> - Manufacturing procedure writing
> - Business procedure writing
> - Financial writing
> - Government writing
> - Legislative writing
> - Software documentation
> - Marketing writing
> - Business writing
> - Legal writing
> - Scientific writing
> - Civil engineering documentation
> - Medical writing
> - Proposal writing
> - Grant writing
> - Others
>
> In the classical view, all of the above are known as
> technical writing.

If this were true, then it should follow that a technical writer could
be a
legal writer. We know this is not true because lawyers are legal
writers.
So if legal writing and all the other types of writing that you mention
are
under the umbrella of technical writing are performed by people
qualified to
perform those types of writing, then what type of writing is a technical
writer performing? Generic technical writing?

Lauren


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