Re: Technical writing as a trade

Subject: Re: Technical writing as a trade
From: "Dana Worley (MVP/JB)" <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 09:01:50 -0600

Agreed. When I saw "specialized knowledge", I thought about my glass work. Outside of my day job, I consider myself an artist. Creating my artwork requires specialized knowledge (I've learned a lot about how glass reacts to temperature and time).

However, I don't consider it a profession (yet). To me, a profession is something from which you can make a living. I would be eating cat food and sleeping in a tent if it were my profession (and there would be no place to plug in my kilns).

:-P Dana W.

On 10/31/2011 11:55 PM, Gene Kim-Eng wrote:

I never was able to get a decent MIG or TIG weld on aluminum, and my jaw
still drops in awe whenever I encounter someone who can braze r solder pot
metal. I'll rank that right up there with building an OLH project any day
for "specialized knowledge."

Campbell Scientific, Inc.
Product Manager, Software Products
Microsoft Help MVP 2002-2012
Jester's Baubles Fused Glass Designs


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