Re: Shazam! You're a marketing writer!

Subject: Re: Shazam! You're a marketing writer!
From: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 06 May 2009 08:39:27 -0400

Dan Goldstein wrote:
> *Persuasion* in tech writing? Not sure that I see that.

Never had to persuade the reader that the observed design error is
really a feature? Like maybe this:

"To prevent accidental loss of your work, files can only be deleted
through the Administrator's File Management Tool, available separately."

When I started in tech writing, I would have written, "Due to an
oversight there is no way to delete files." I soon larned we couldn't
say that.
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References:
Shazam! You're a marketing writer!: From: Nancy Allison
RE: Shazam! You're a marketing writer!: From: Daniel Ng
RE: Shazam! You're a marketing writer!: From: Dan Goldstein

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