Re: "Surviving the Dying Career of Technical Writing"

Subject: Re: "Surviving the Dying Career of Technical Writing"
From: "Monique Semp" <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "Robert Lauriston" <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L Writing" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2016 18:18:21 -0700

Today, obviously, in many fields no one expects engineers to write well.

Not only today :-(.

Back in engineering school in the early '80s, my advisor was very apologetic that engineering students had to take any English classes at all -- what a terrible advisor he was!

Thankfully I ignored him, and took lots of English classes (and got better grades in them than in many of my engineering classes, which makes it logical that eventually I became a tech writer :-). Fortunately, not everyone thinks the same. My engineer-spouse took even more English classes than I did, and received an English minor along with his Engineering degree.

So yes, I believe that the "education" system certainly bears some of the blame for the sorry writing skills of many engineers.

-Monique
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References:
RE: "Surviving the Dying Career of Technical Writing": From: Jen
Re: "Surviving the Dying Career of Technical Writing": From: Rick Lippincott
Re: "Surviving the Dying Career of Technical Writing": From: Robert Lauriston
Re: "Surviving the Dying Career of Technical Writing": From: Rick Lippincott
Re: "Surviving the Dying Career of Technical Writing": From: Robert Lauriston

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