Re: Post on Technical Writing vs. Technical Communication

Subject: Re: Post on Technical Writing vs. Technical Communication
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2012 08:39:46 -0400

Maybe not novels, but can any of us truly say that all the tech writing we have done has been totally without fiction? We certainly have been requested to produce fiction.

SME: "The feature isn't in there yet, but just say it is, and I'm sure we'll try to have to code working for Beta test, or at least by the second or third update after FCS. The fHgcalc() function will take two arguments, the time in milliseconds and the area in meters. No, better make that three. The voltage might be different."

In a case like that, whatever we write is bound to be fiction.

In times of great stress I have been known to produce poetry. Fortunately most of it has been lost.

On Fri, 06 Apr 2012 08:04:37 -0400, Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com> wrote:

The only problem with telling people you are a professional writer, from what I can see, is that they immediately assume you write novels, not procedures or instructions or user guides.

Me: "Hi, I'm a professional writer."
Them: "Wow! That's great! What books have you written?"

Or

Me: "Hi, I'm a technical writer."
Them: "Oh. What's that?"

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Post on Technical Writing vs. Technical Communication: From: Cardimon, Craig
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RE: Post on Technical Writing vs. Technical Communication: From: Steve Janoff (non-Celgene)
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Re: Post on Technical Writing vs. Technical Communication: From: Peter Neilson
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