Re: Post on Technical Writing vs. Technical Communication

Subject: Re: Post on Technical Writing vs. Technical Communication
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2012 13:19:21 -0700

I just tell people that I am a business document writer.


On 4/6/2012 5:04 AM, Cardimon, Craig 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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