RE: What do you guys think of STCs new definition for technicalwriter?

Subject: RE: What do you guys think of STCs new definition for technicalwriter?
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 17:03:27 -0400

No, and fo


Bonnie Granat
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> Would you accept, a technical writer creates communication?
>

No, and for the reason that Lauren so clearly stated either yesterday or
Wednesday -- communication is too general a term. Maybe she can repost her
message, because I no longer have it, and it was excellent.

Bonnie Granat
http://www.GranatEdit.com

> If so, let's let a technical communicator creates communication slide.
> It's really not circular.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Sean
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> for technicalwriter?
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>
> Needs a comma before "including," but I think the principles
> of good technical writing ought to be brought seriously to
> bear on that definition Mike. For example: "A technical
> communicator creates communication .. " -- would you accept
> something like that in a customer-facing document?
>
> I also think that commenting on the quality in a definition
> is not good.
> Would a definition of a physician say: "Ensures people become
> healthy..."? No, of course not. So saying "A technical
> communicator creates communication that is clear, concise,
> comprehensive, accurate, correct, accessible, accurate, and
> ..." is like saying "Ensures people become healthy..." --
> which is unacceptable.
>
> Question to myself: "Why are you helping with a definition
> whose term you think is silly?"
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