Re: Anyone tried this in tech writing?
I think the example provided in that article could sound rather
presumptuous. I'm sure there are possible cases where it would work, but I can't see it in general.
The difficulty, which we've all seen, is in selling the idea that technical writing is anything more than the "skill" of typing. Nobody is hurting to have tech writing done until either (a) it's too late or (b) the job has been botched by a non-writer. Either way it's not budgeted.
Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe there are shops out there where people have pains about writing. "Oh, if only we could discover someone who could explain our stupid product better. I'm tearing out my hair." Occasionally there is pressure from requirements or from Federal regulations. "To be delivered with Operations Manual no less than 4.2 pounds (1.90509 kg) in weight."
Does Scott Adams understand us all too well? I really do not like his "Tina" character.
Perhaps we would all be better as poets. Who among us lacks the skill of speaking unrhymed iambic pentameter extemporaneously? Send a sonnet instead of cover letter?
Doc-To-Help 2014 v1 now available. SharePoint 2013 support, NetHelp enhancements, and more. Read all about it.
Learn more: http://bit.ly/NNcWqS
You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-
To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-leave -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.techwhirl.com/email-discussion-groups/ for more resources and info.
Looking for articles on Technical Communications? Head over to our online magazine at http://techwhirl.com
Looking for the archived Techwr-l email discussions? Search our public email archives @ http://techwr-l.com/archives
- RE: Anyone tried this in tech writing?, Dan Goldstein
- Re: Anyone tried this in tech writing?, Gene Kim-Eng
- RE: Anyone tried this in tech writing?, Lippincott, Richard
Re: Anyone tried this in tech writing?: From: Lois Patterson
Previous by Author:
Re: Where to place the word "optional" in heading text
Next by Author: Re: Google - how far do you go?
Previous by Thread: RE: Anyone tried this in tech writing?
Next by Thread: RE: Anyone tried this in tech writing?
Visit TechWhirl's Other Sites