RE: Why I send these out -- was Re: Here's another winner - guess the pay

Subject: RE: Why I send these out -- was Re: Here's another winner - guess the pay
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: 'Dan Goldstein' <DGoldstein -at- riveraintech -dot- com>, "'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 18:25:34 +0000

Sure, tech writing is "only typing," just like American Idol is "only singing."

I would like to consider myself as a Tony Bennet of technical writing.

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Sent: mercredi 1 février 2012 13:23
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Subject: RE: Why I send these out -- was Re: Here's another winner - guess the pay

Fortunately, many employers treat tech writers as professionals in their own right. As for those who think tech writing is "only typing" - I imagine they get what they pay for.


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From: jimmy -at- breck
Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 12:47 PM
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Subject: RE: Why I send these out -- was Re: Here's another winner - guess the pay

Isn't the real issue here that employers think technical writing is an unskilled position? I'm sure we all remember that message from a few weeks ago where an anonymous member's boss offered the time of an admin assistant as 'support'. "After all, anyone can write." This doesn't happen in the rest of the tech industry ("We need a new dev.? Get that kid in from reception - after all, it's only typing"), so why does it happen with us?





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