Re: request for input

Subject: Re: request for input
From: Ruth Ann Ryan <annr -at- nau -dot- edu>
To: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:51:13 -0700

Sorry I forgot to cc the email list.

Thank you patient people.


On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 3:38 PM, Ruth Ann Ryan <annr -at- nau -dot- edu> wrote:

> Hi,
> Thank you Kevin, that's funny :)
>
> I did see a tone such as you describe in one of my responses so now I know
> ha ha (I am not collecting names or IP addresses and such).
> Funny how writing style can be a give once you know a person's writing.
>
> I'm sorry to hear about the snow (and the cube!!) but wish I had a desk
> treadmill.
>
> To answer your question:
> Yes I have an AA Computer Programmer/Analyst from a hundred years ago and
> more recent long-term employment as such.
>
> I applied to the MA English program when it was still called "*MA English
> - Literacy Technology and Professional Writing*" -- I was accepted 3
> months later and 5 months later, when I enrolled, the whole program had
> changed. I had two choices: a teaching track or a professional track. I
> thought it fit by educational technology background and would be a way to
> get less technical, but I am going in circles it seems
>
> All that to say:
> I am truly hoping to escape my tech work, at least at the system's
> programming level. .
>
> As for my graduate project, I don't know I guess I thought write about
> what you know. This project is making me crazy, though. why oh why did I
> choose to write about technology?
>
>
>
> On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 1:50 PM, McLauchlan, Kevin <
> Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:
>
>> Done.
>>
>> Mine'll be the one done on an iPad, with the grouchy-old-fogey tone.
>>
>> Lemme know how many other nibbles you get.
>>
>> Kevin (standing at his makeshift treadmill desk, watching the service
>> clear a half foot of new snow from the driveway, while a couple of
>> neighbors push their own snowblowers back and forth... back and forth....)
>>
>>
>> PS: Did you have any kind of technical undergrad? Before going for the
>> English MA, I mean.
>>
>> I'm always curious why a technical person wants to take English as a
>> major, or why a non-technical person wants to be a techwriter.
>>
>> The mid-twenties newbie sitting next to me (Jill) had a sciences
>> bachelor, majoring in Bio, then took a one-year college-level certificate
>> in techwriting.
>> Possibly because there weren't a lot of positions for Bachelors of
>> general science and Bio.
>>
>> OK, so she's not sitting next to me while I'm working from home, but
>> she's in the cube beside mine at the office. Picky-picky.
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: techwr-l-bounces+kevin.mclauchlan=
>> safenet-inc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:
>> techwr-l-bounces+kevin -dot- mclauchlan=safenet-inc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
>> Behalf Of Ruth Ann Ryan
>> Sent: February-13-14 7:22 PM
>> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>> Subject: request for input
>>
>> From: Ruth Ryan (preferred name Ann Ryan)
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Dear Techwh-list participants:
>>
>>
>>
>> This is my first post after just subscribing to your list. And here I
>> am, asking for a favor.
>>
>>
>> I am a graduate student at Northern Arizona University (NAU). My degree
>> program is MA English â Professional Writing (PW) emphasis. I am
>> completing my capstone project in order to graduate after May 2014.
>>
>>
>>
>> I am writing to ask you to participate in an an electronic questionnaire.
>> There are 11 questions, and answering will take between 5 to 10 minutes
>> to complete.
>>
>>
>>
>> The questionnaire is located at the following URL:
>>
>>
>>
>> http://rar87.blogspot.com/
>>
>>
>>
>> The questionnaire at the above URL provides a link to my NAU Internal
>> Review Board-approved Informed Consent file (PDF). The informed consent
>> file contains more detailed project information and contact information.
>>
>>
>>
>> My project researches how technical communicators can best provide online
>> information, connecting PW students and affiliates to existing resources
>> for learning web 2.0 concepts and skills.
>>
>>
>>
>> Thank you so much, and feel free to promote this questionnaire on Twitter
>> or other social media.
>>
>> Please let me know if you have any questions. I hope to have the project
>> submitted by May 2014, and will be happy to provide anyone with the results
>> (research report and tutorials).
>>
>>
>>
>> R. Ann Ryan
>>
>> Email: rar87 -at- nau -dot- edu
>>
>>
>> The information contained in this electronic mail transmission
>> may be privileged and confidential, and therefore, protected
>> from disclosure. If you have received this communication in
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>> or disclosing it.
>>
>>
>>
>
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