Anyone Can Write - Just Look At The Job Descriptions

Subject: Anyone Can Write - Just Look At The Job Descriptions
From: "William Sherman" <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2011 11:40:30 -0400

There seems to be a common thread about one of the main difficulties tech
writers have in trying to get other groups to accept that they really are
something special with their skills. Most find that other groups think of
them with a "well, we all learned to write in first grade, so what?"

Maybe you should read some of the job ads these groups and companies post
online or in the email solicitations. Highlight the misspellings, wrong
words, broken sentences, no spacing between words, and such and hang that on
your cubical wall.

I keep all of the job solicitations in a spreadsheet on my job searches, so
I can refer to previous job calls quickly, and decided I should run the
spell checker on it. It was amazing to see all the errors in their


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