RE: Source for statistics on the technical writing field

Subject: RE: Source for statistics on the technical writing field
From: Kat Kuvinka <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2009 10:34:44 -0400



Actually, software is now being developed for industries that had previously been computer-free, and believe it or not, many people are still computer illiterate. Good software development practices and UI design are not necessarily followed...so manuals are just as important than ever.



For these same reasons, I agree that they are often not being prepared by technical writers.

kat

>
>
> Now the interfaces are decidely better. The Fine Manual, if it even
> exists, is rarely needed. Some "help" systems are even actually helpful.
>
> When the manual is needed, to fulfill a requirement or because the
> humans still need to understand a goodly body of knowledge, it's often
> prepared by people who are not tech writers. (But that happened back in
> our Dark Ages, too.)
>

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Source for statistics on the technical writing field: From: john rosberg
Re: Source for statistics on the technical writing field: From: Peter Neilson

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