Re: What do you guys think of STCs new definition for technical writer?

Subject: Re: What do you guys think of STCs new definition for technical writer?
From: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Borowik, Kristy" <Kristy_Borowik -at- lcca -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 13:55:46 -0400

I have many other issues with the definition that really should be
addressed before we get to grammar.

Challenge: Describe what technical communication is as though you were
explaining it to a five year old. Kill all the flowery buzzword bingo
crap and cut to the chase.

What is Technical Communication?

That we seemingly can't answer that question without injecting
buzzwords disturbs me.

On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 9:06 AM, Borowik, Kristy
<Kristy_Borowik -at- lcca -dot- com> wrote:
> Yesterday I started a debate amongst the STC board of directors, trying
> to get them to change their proposed definition to include the word
> "ensure" rather than the word "assure."
>
> My co-worker and I are concerned with the sole mention of equipment. Is
> it not leaving out the biggest chunk of technical communicators in the
> software field (and others)?
>
> Of course it also bothers me that the serial comma is not used in the
> second line.
>
> And then shouldn't technical experience also be plural as the other
> items in that series, for logic and parallelism?

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