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RE: The "Perfect" Course of Study for a Technical Writer
Subject:RE: The "Perfect" Course of Study for a Technical Writer From:"Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com> To:<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Thu, 21 Aug 2008 10:21:06 -0400
No, you don't need to understand data structures to be a successful
technical writer. If a specific tech writing job requires knowledge that
you don't think you can acquire, don't apply for it.
Karen's original point stands: All technical knowledge is potentially
useful for beginning tech writers, so learn as much as you can. Besides,
learning is fun for its own sake. However, there's no specific technical
knowledge that's required for all tech writing jobs.
Successful Technical Writer
Not Currently Trained in Data Structures
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Morgan L
> Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2008 9:33 AM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: The "Perfect" Course of Study for a Technical Writer
> What do you mean by "introductory programming"? I did fine
> when loops, if-then statements, and basic recursion were
> all covered in my classes, but I couldn't wrap my mind
> around data structures such as linked lists, heaps, trees,
> stacks, and so forth. Do I need to understand data
> structures to be a successful technical writer?
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