Re: Tech Pubs vs MarCom

Subject: Re: Tech Pubs vs MarCom
From: "Connie Giordano" <connie -at- therightwordz -dot- com>
To: "Robert Lauriston" <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, "" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2009 12:32:59 -0500

I've been making a living doing both for nearly 30 years.... I think they're extremely compatible, particularly when you lose the stereotype of marketing as always lying. I've also documented my fairshare of vaporware over the years, which is at least as fictional as any marketing claim I've ever seen.


Connie P. Giordano
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> -------Original Message-------
> From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
> Subject: Re: Tech Pubs vs MarCom
> Sent: 30 Sep '09 12:04
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> To me the skill sets seem incompatible. Fact vs. fiction.
>
> On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 9:38 AM, Marguerite Krupp <mkrupp128 -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> > Really, tech writers and editors often wind up in Marketing just by the roll of the organizational dice. It's no big deal, as long as the check clears.
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