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: David Hailey <david -dot- hailey -at- usu -dot- edu>, Dan Goldstein <dgoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 10:06:00 -0400


David Hailey said (in small part):

> A documentation specialist is a technical writer,

I have to disagree with this. At many companies documentation
specialist is a semi-clerical position which involves the non-writing
parts of the production, publication, and release of documentation
deliverables. Sometimes a documentation specialist will be responsible
for release notes or a readme file, but even there the task they
perform is often more one of assembly and editing than writing, per se.
But they would still fall under the technical communicator umbrella.

-FR
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References:
RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken: From: Michael West
RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken: From: Dan Goldstein
RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken: From: David Hailey

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