RE: Technical Writing vs. Professional Writing

Subject: RE: Technical Writing vs. Professional Writing
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: 'Gene Kim-Eng' <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, "'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2012 14:01:01 +0000

Well said. Direct quote from, well, just about everyone I work with, "No one reads the manual."

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Subject: Re: Technical Writing vs. Professional Writing

"I write those instructions people never read before they decide their new (insert today's hottest tech here) is a piece of junk because they can't figure out how to use it."

Gene Kim-Eng


On 7/3/2012 3:31 AM, Lane, Sion wrote:
> My wife insists on telling everyone that I am a writer, this leads to
> a lot of disappointed people when they are eventually introduced to me.
>
> I don't tend to use my proper title unless the person I'm talking to
> seems likely to know what a Technical Writer is, I go straight to "I
> write user guides for computer software".


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References:
RE: Technical Writing vs. Professional Writing: From: Lane, Sion
Re: Technical Writing vs. Professional Writing: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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