RE: What is happening to us -- was RE: What's wrong with this headline?

Subject: RE: What is happening to us -- was RE: What's wrong with this headline?
From: Stephen Arrants <steve -at- mbfbioscience -dot- com>
To: William Sherman <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com>, "salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com" <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2012 13:30:32 +0000

William Sherman says:

> As such, it impacts our jobs in that fewer people seem to view technical
> writers as a profession and as worth any money. After all, everyone learned
> to write in third grade.

I think the "everyone can write, we learned it in the third grade" attitude is a big part of the problem. I've been told "Well, he has a PhD and has written journal articles.
So we know he can write." But can he write accurate, concise procedures? How about creating any of the other documents needed?
Or will editing and rewriting take me more time than doing it myself?

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