Re: Technical Writing vs. Professional Writing

Subject: Re: Technical Writing vs. Professional Writing
From: Matthew Helmke <matthew -at- matthewhelmke -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2012 09:11:22 -0500

I just say, "I'm a writer." When asked what I write, I tailor the response
to the audience and it will range from highly technical definitions (for
software dev types) to "I write whatever people need written," which is
true as I have worked outside of technical documentation.

On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 9:06 AM, Al Geist <al -at- geistarts -dot- com> wrote:

> Whenever I get asked what I do, I tell them I'm both a writer and a
> photographer. When the next question is "What do you write," my answer is
> "I
> write installation, user and service manuals for the machines that make the
> chips powering your computer, smart phones, and smog equipment." That's
> usually enough to change the conversation to my photography.
>
> Al Geist-Geist Arts, LLC
> Fine Art Photography - Exceptional Note Cards
> Mobile: 231-301-5770
> E-mail: al -at- geistarts -dot- com
> Website: www.geistarts.com
> Blog: www.gooterschmeltz.com
> Facebook: Geist Arts
> See Also:
> Technical Communication, Help, Documentation Management
>
> “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used to
> create them." (Albert Einstein)
>
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References:
RE: Technical Writing vs. Professional Writing: From: Lane, Sion
RE: Technical Writing vs. Professional Writing: From: Al Geist

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