Re: Technical Writing vs. Professional Writing

Subject: Re: Technical Writing vs. Professional Writing
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2012 12:22:24 -0700

On 7/3/2012 7:12 AM, Cardimon, Craig wrote:

Tailoring our response to the the audience is critical. Saying I work in computers is quite enough for blood relatives, however!

I avoid saying anything about computers because I don't like being asked how to fix one. "I dunno, call a computer store?"

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From: Matthew Helmke

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.

I qualify "writer" as "business writer."




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RE: Technical Writing vs. Professional Writing: From: Lane, Sion
RE: Technical Writing vs. Professional Writing: From: Al Geist
Re: Technical Writing vs. Professional Writing: From: Matthew Helmke
RE: Technical Writing vs. Professional Writing: From: Cardimon, Craig

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