Re: Yay or Nay - OP

Subject: Re: Yay or Nay - OP
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "DaLy" <swiggles247 -at- yahoo -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, "Julie Stickler" <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 18:28:34 -0800

Not to worry. If general literacy in the candidate pool declines, it'll just reduce the competition the more capable candidates will have.

Of greater concern to our profession, I think, is a decline in literacy in our user base. I'm not TOO worried about the engineers and scientists who use the stuff I work on not being able to read simple instructions, but I can see how someone doing documentation for consumer goods may eventually have to develop the necessary skills to become a mangaka,

Gene Kim-Eng


----- Original Message ----- From: "DaLy" <swiggles247 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
The tie in, IMHO, is the competency level of the next generation of Technical Writers. At my last job, I wrote code comments directly in the .c and .h files using DevC++ IDE (we gave the source code to our customers). A spell checker was not an option; I was the spell checker.


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