Re: "The World of Technical Communication and Writing"

Subject: Re: "The World of Technical Communication and Writing"
From: Chris Despopoulos <despopoulos_chriss -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:27:48 +0000 (UTC)

Actually, what worries me the most in this post is the quote from the STC -- I followed the link and found it as one bullet point for the following:"Technical communication is a broad field and includes any form of communication that exhibits one or more of the following characteristics:* Communicating about technical or specialized topics, such as computer applications, medical procedures, or environmental regulations."
Now I wonder if they really mean to say that the field of technical communication includes people sitting around a lunch talking about the data structures they will use in a program. Or if sending you an email that says, "I don't get it" is also included in the definition -- Can the author of that email put "Technical Communicator" on his resume?

"Communicating about" only works in the massive sense, where you describe the exchange of multiple communications. "Communicating about" is roughly synonymous to "talking about". Personally, I find it hard to believe this was the intent of that bullet point -- This blog post should have put a "sic" after that quote. The bullet point should read, "The communication of technical or specialized topics..."
My 2 cents...ÂÂÂÂ cud
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