RE: Post on Technical Writing vs. Technical Communication

Subject: RE: Post on Technical Writing vs. Technical Communication
From: Kat Kuvinka <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com>, <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>, <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, <awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2012 09:14:45 -0400



Many people have and still do think that as a technical writer I "write computer programs."

My parents are pretty sure I "do computer stuff."

> 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
RE: Post on Technical Writing vs. Technical Communication: From: Dan Goldstein
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RE: Post on Technical Writing vs. Technical Communication: From: Dan Goldstein
RE: Post on Technical Writing vs. Technical Communication: From: Steve Janoff (non-Celgene)
RE: Post on Technical Writing vs. Technical Communication: From: Cardimon, Craig
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RE: Post on Technical Writing vs. Technical Communication: From: Andrew Warren
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Re: Post on Technical Writing vs. Technical Communication: From: Keith Hood
RE: Post on Technical Writing vs. Technical Communication: From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: Post on Technical Writing vs. Technical Communication: From: Keith Hood
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