RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken

Subject: RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken
From: Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: Bonnie Granat <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 6 May 2008 17:36:05 -0400


In response to Lauren, Bonnie Granat wrote:
> You are using a non-standard definition of technical writing. I am viewing
> technical writing as the term that encompasses all specialized
> writing--business writing, for me, is therefore a subset of technical
> writing.

Ah, but if business writing is a subset of technical writing, Lauren doesn't
get to charge as high a rate for it because she'd have to wear her humble
technical writer hat instead of her highfalutin business analyst hat. At
least after her latest post we finally can see why she has been clinging so
adamantly to her idiosyncratic assertion that "business writing and technical
writing are mutually exclusive". If there *were* any overlap, it would
affect her negatively in the pocketbook, which is clearly unacceptable.
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