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: "Sean Brierley" <sbrierley -at- Accu-Time -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 13:58:02 -0400

To be fair, this needs to be more than "daddy writes books." <grin>

That is, I am fine writing this for a professional audience, but the
definition itself must itself be a *good* example of technical
communication.

Cheers,

Sean

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Sean Brierley
Technical Writer
www.accu-time.com



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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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