RE: Anyone Can Write - Just Look At The Job Descriptions

Subject: RE: Anyone Can Write - Just Look At The Job Descriptions
From: "David Harrison (PMS)" <dharrison -at- moldmasters -dot- com>
To: William Sherman <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2011 17:54:55 +0200

Sure they learned to write in their first grade - just like they learned how to draw.
Now ask that same person if they can draw a picture of a dog, specifically a Husky (for instance) and while they are at it can the make sure that the dog has an eager expression on it's face and in it's pose - but surely anyone can draw?
Ah - perhaps we should be thought of as artists?


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Sent on 24.06.2011 17:54 by David Harrison

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From: techwr-l-bounces+dharrison=moldmasters -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+dharrison=moldmasters -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of William Sherman
Sent: 24 June 2011 16:41
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Anyone Can Write - Just Look At The Job Descriptions

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?"
mentality.

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
descriptions.


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