Re: Technical Writing vs. Professional Writing

Subject: Re: Technical Writing vs. Professional Writing
From: Charlotte Branth Claussen <charlotteclaussen -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2012 12:39:34 +0200

I have two standard answers:

"I write user guides"
or
"I translate from nerd to normal language"

2012/7/3 Matthew Helmke <matthew -at- matthewhelmke -dot- com>

> This is easily the best description I have read in a long time.
>
> On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 4:07 PM, Dan Goldstein
> <DGoldstein -at- riveraintech -dot- com>wrote:
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> > "It's speculative non-fiction -- we write what we imagine will be true
> > sometime in the future." (Sue Gallagher)
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> > Judging by the docs I inherited at my last place, I'd have had to reply
> > "Fiction; mystery".
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Follow-Ups:

References:
Technical Writing vs. Professional Writing: From: Craig Cardimon
Re: Technical Writing vs. Professional Writing: From: Lauren
Re: Technical Writing vs. Professional Writing: From: jimmy
RE: Technical Writing vs. Professional Writing: From: Dan Goldstein
Re: Technical Writing vs. Professional Writing: From: Matthew Helmke

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