Re: TC vs TW

Subject: Re: TC vs TW
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 8 May 2008 10:11:19 -0700

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.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- 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?


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TC vs TW: From: Technical Writer
Re: TC vs TW: From: Gene Kim-Eng
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RE: TC vs TW: From: Leonard C. Porrello

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