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: linda_sims -at- vanguard -dot- com
To: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 15:09:08 -0400

Dan Goldstein wrote on 05/27/2008 02:56:26 PM:

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: linda_sims
> > Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 2:44 PM
> > To: Bill Swallow
> > Cc: TECHWR-L
> > Subject: Re: What do you guys think of STCs new definition
> > for technicalwriter?
> >
> > That's not a bad definition, you know. Anything more
> > than that is gravy.
> >
> > "Technical communicators explain complicated stuff in
> > an understandable manner to those who need to know it."
>
> So do high school biology teachers. Are they technical communicators?

Technically, yes. ;^) Certainly, the people who wrote the text book the
biology teacher uses would be.

In a business setting, we call 'em trainers.

Seriously, I suspect that if we try to create a definition that excludes
anything that we don't recognize as "us", we'll be here all year and wind
up with something that makes the IRS code look simple and will make a
lawyer call in with a migraine. Why not keep it simple as a general
description of the field (as suggested by Lauren). You can always add
in-depth explanations for the specialities.


Lin Sims
Business Controls - Technical Writer
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