RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken

Subject: RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken
From: "Michael West" <mbwest -at- bigpond -dot- com>
To: "'Lauren'" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 19:56:55 +1000

Lauren wrote:

> The concept of a writer who cannot communicate does not make sense to me.

As someone else posted here not long ago (possibly upthread), just about
anything can be called "communicating." So in that sense, yes -- we all do
it. The real difficulty for most of us is in matching the intention and the
outcome.

> Are there people who call themselves a Technical Writer and who cannot
> communicate, but still be employed?

O yeah.

--
Mike West
Melbourne, Australia


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lauren [mailto:lauren -at- writeco -dot- net]
> Sent: Thursday, 15 May 2008 6:22 AM
> To: 'Michael West'; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken
>
> > 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.
>
> Lauren
>


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