TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
One possible "solution" might be to bring in instructors who
teach from actual industry experience, and who understand
that new tools and methodologies don't constitute "new
traditions." Tech writers have a steady stream of new tools
available to them, such as word processing, desktop publishing,
graphics, online help and multimedia, etc., and may employ
different methods to deliver information, just as engineers
who used to work with T-squares and slide rules now use
CAD systems and may produce data to input to CNC systems
rather than rolled up manufacturing drawings, but as far as
the industries that employ them in the real world are concerned,
knowing how to effectively use these new tools and methodologies
doesn't make them something other than writers and engineers,
just *better* writers and engineers.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>
What you describe sounds a lot like what (as you must be painfully
aware) has happened at the university and junior college, where many,
many classes are taught by underpaid, no-status, non-tenure track
"assistant professors". Is there a solution?
Create HTML or Microsoft Word content and convert to Help file formats or
printed documentation. Features include support for Windows Vista & 2007
Microsoft Office, team authoring, plus more. http://www.DocToHelp.com/TechwrlList
True single source, conditional content, PDF export, modular help.
Help & Manual is the most powerful authoring tool for technical
documentation. Boost your productivity! http://www.helpandmanual.com
You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-