Re: "Software Technical Writing is a Dying Career"

Subject: Re: "Software Technical Writing is a Dying Career"
From: Laura Lemay <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:05:56 -0700


The article is pretty explicitly about end-user product documentation for software applications. Given those parameters, I canât disagree with anything in that article.

Laura


> On Aug 18, 2015, at 1:55 PM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
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> "Software technical writing" in the form of authoring ponderous "how to use our product" printed manuals or PDFs probably is dying.
>
> Software technical writing in the form of specifications, API documents, OLH, UI dialogs and various "why this program stinks and here's how to make it work" third party books (most likely Kindle or other ebooks) will probably be with us forever.
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> Gene Kim-Eng
>
>
>
> On 8/18/2015 11:52 AM, Cardimon, Craig wrote:
>> http://softwaresaltmines.com/2015/06/16/software-technical-writing-dying/
>>
>> Thoughts?
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"Software Technical Writing is a Dying Career": From: Cardimon, Craig
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