Re: "The Death of Technical Writing, Part 1"

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
more, including:

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...

~Mahoney







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.
>
> -T
>
>
> On Mon, May 5, 2014 at 8:29 AM, Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com>
> wrote:
>
> >
> >
> http://customersandcontent.com/2014/05/03/the-death-of-technical-writing-part-1/
> >
> > Time to panic! Or is it?
> >
> >
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"The Death of Technical Writing, Part 1": From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: "The Death of Technical Writing, Part 1": From: Tony Chung

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