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Subject:Re: "The Death of Technical Writing, Part 1" From:Keith Mahoney <kamahoney1965 -at- gmail -dot- com> To:Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca> Date:Mon, 5 May 2014 10:38:52 -0700
My take is this: Yes, TW is changing. For those that are doing nothing but
pure tech writing IMHO, your days are numbered. These days you *must* be
A PM (at some level)
An IsD (at some level)
An IxD (at some level)
Basic understanding of programming, management, usability testing (field
and internal), trainer, presenter Doc Control, ISO & other types or Reqs
(Med, Industry, SOX, etc.) a mentor and a volunteer.
Being a lynchpin is where the future is at and it is a great place to be.
Yup, nearly everything I've listed is what I do or have done and I've
trained the TWs I've worked with to reach for these other directions...
On Mon, May 5, 2014 at 9:23 AM, Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca> wrote:
> Well, as the ice traders had to adapt to survive the new world of home
> refrigeration, technical communicators have seen the writing on their walls
> for quite some time. It doesn't hurt to recognize it. But there's no reason
> to be afraid.
> On Mon, May 5, 2014 at 8:29 AM, Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com>
> > Time to panic! Or is it?
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