RE: Are tech writers inherently snobby?

Subject: RE: Are tech writers inherently snobby?
From: <Jan -dot- Arnopolin -at- thomsonreuters -dot- com>
To: <kfcarroll -at- cox -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 17:10:59 -0500

Hey Karen,

Don't take it personally. I think a lot of us are juggling a lot of
stuff, trying to keep our jobs, and still be responsive to each other's
concerns on the list. And unfortunately, we don't always re-read our
messages for tone before we hit send. I know I'm often guilty of that
one.

jan


Jan Arnopolin
Technical Writer
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Thomson Reuters

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Subject: Are tech writers inherently snobby?

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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