Re: âWhat we need is a developer who can write.â

Subject: Re: âWhat we need is a developer who can write.â
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2015 13:21:12 -0400

Cut 'n pasted from Simon's response:

Me: JavaScript, HTML, XML, CSS, I can edit sound, video and image files.
Graphics design and usability expert.

I coded a bit in BASIC back in college, and dabbled in dBase. Once upon a
time I was quite familiar with WordBasic, the precursor to VBA. I have
invested a lot of time in coding WinBatch scripts, mostly for fun.

I am a keeper of today's modern English (i.e., Garner, Gregg, Pinker) and
can usually spot the typo(s) on a page or screen within 30 seconds (usually
less). An international spelling bee (and a media conglomerate) carries one
of my ancestral surnames.

> Chris


On Fri, Oct 9, 2015 at 11:29 AM, Simon North <simonxml -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> Well, since Craig asked: I can - with various levels of proficiency - code
> in Fortran, Algol, Ada, Pascal, C, C++, Modula2, Python, Perl, Lisp,
> Verilog,RTL, SystemC, JavaScript and a lot more that I have forgotten. I
> am an expert in HTML, XML, CSS, HyTime, SGML, XSLT and PostScript. I am
> fluent in English (my first native language), French, Dutch and German, and
> can manage with Spanish, Italian and Russian. In addition to a postgraduate
> qualification in technical writing, I have a higher diploma in electronics
> (avionics) and a good understanding of EDA. Oh, and I spent 2 years as a
> software quality assurance engineer so I know things like the CMM and Agile
> intimately. I can edit sound, video and image files, including authoring
> subtitles. I am also good at graphics design and am a usability expert. I
> guess that's why I am the documentation manager in the software R&D
> department....
>
> Simon.
>
> On Fri, Oct 9, 2015 at 5:13 PM, Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com>
> wrote:
>
> > Seen on the web: âWhat we need is a developer who can write.â
> >
> > Letâs take it as a given that as technical writers, we can write.
> >
> > To increase our value, we need to learn addition skills, such as a
> > programming language.
> >
> > What other skills do you all have?
> >
> > Iâll go first. I know basic HTML. I have edited code. I can edit sound
> and
> > image files. A few other things, too.
> >
> >
> > Cordially,
> > Craig Cardimon | Senior Technical Writer
> > Marketing Systems Group
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Re: âWhat we need is a developer who can write.â: From: Simon North

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