Re: Are tech writers inherently snobby?

Subject: Re: Are tech writers inherently snobby?
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 15:02:08 -0700

I think humility and a lack of egotism regarding one's work are
fundamental requirements for being a good technical writer.

On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 2:41 PM, Karen Field Carroll<kfcarroll -at- cox -dot- net> wrote:
> Hello.
> For the second time in two days, I've posted to the list and gotten an
> off-line reply that I thought reeked with arrogance. Each time I wrote back
> and asked for clarification on the tone, because, as I'll be the first to
> tell you, I'm somewhat defensive and tend to read a lot into e-mails, and so
> I wanted to be sure I'm not being my over-protective self. (In today's case,
> the tone was so obvious I'm pretty darn sure it's not just me.) But this is
> such a consistent pattern--I've worked with many writers who thought they
> hung the moon--that I'm starting to wonder if people in our profession
> (including me, because I can definitely be a snob) are prone to being a
> holier-than-thou.
> Any thoughts?
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References:
Have We Entered a Post-Literate Technological Age?: From: Daniel Ng
Re: Have We Entered a Post-Literate Technological Age?: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Have We Entered a Post-Literate Technological Age?: From: Sharon Burton
RE: Have We Entered a Post-Literate Technological Age?: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: Have We Entered a Post-Literate Technological Age?: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Are tech writers inherently snobby?: From: Karen Field Carroll

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