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

Subject: Re: âWhat we need is a developer who can write.â
From: kafkascampi <kafkascampi -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2015 10:58:16 -0700

Sure, you can program in languages that haven't been invented yet, and
speak six, but I make a really good tuna salad. Checkmate, pal.

Seriously, being the only participant in our DITA-XML and Docbook
environment, I have to be pretty proficient in XML, and at least
dangerous in XSLT. And we're cloud software so I have to be
HTML-confident. But I realy enjoy working with graphics and video, so
I am good with Photoshop, Illustrator, Screenflow, and other video
software.

(I mean it, this tuna salad is like a religious experience.)

Chris

On Fri, Oct 9, 2015 at 10:21 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> 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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“What we need is a developer who can write.”: From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: âWhat we need is a developer who can write.â: From: Simon North
Re: âWhat we need is a developer who can write.â: From: Chris Morton

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