RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken

Subject: RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken
From: Gause_Brian -at- emc -dot- com
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 18:13:26 -0400


I agree wholeheartedly. Many writers choose this field because they
write much better than they speak. Further, you should expect that
professional writers have larger written vocabularies than spoken
vocabularies, thus exacerbating this division. It makes all the sense in
the world that some Technical Writers are 1) good writers, 2) not good
verbal communicaters, but 3) can still be employed. Just reading this
list is proof enough of that...

Brian Gause

Technical Writer



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Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net> wrote:
> From: Michael West
>> Because many write but few communicate.
> Are there people who call themselves a Technical Writer and
> who cannot communicate, but still be employed?
>
> The concept of a writer who cannot communicate does not
> make sense to me.
>

As someone who has been editing in the field for over
20 years, I can assure you that there are people who
are being paid as technical writers who write their
little hearts out but communicate very poorly.

-- Janice

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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: Lauren
Re: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken: From: Bill Swallow
Re: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken: From: Janice Gelb

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