Re: "Surviving the Dying Career of Technical Writing"

Subject: Re: "Surviving the Dying Career of Technical Writing"
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2016 10:51:06 -0700

The technical writing was done by the architects. Of course they must
have had a typical lead-type-era team of editors and so on to produce
the printed manuals.

David S. Betcone, who was later the chief architect for Sears's
architectural division, is credited as the sole author and illustrator
of the Aladdin Manual of Construction. Aladdin was Sears's biggest
competitor in the kit home market.

https://archive.org/details/aladdinmanualofc00betc

On Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 10:19 AM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
> There are any number of people who might have been involved: architects,
> drafters (in those days, "draughtsmen,") and catalog artists and copywriters
> and editors (there were advertising copywriters long before anyone ever
> thought of hiring a "technical" writer).
>
> Gene Kim-Eng
>
>
> On 3/24/2016 9:39 AM, Robert Lauriston wrote:
>>
>> Their job title was "architect." The kits also included blueprints.
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RE: Re: "Surviving the Dying Career of Technical Writing": From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: "Surviving the Dying Career of Technical Writing": From: Rick Lippincott
RE: "Surviving the Dying Career of Technical Writing": From: Erika Yanovich
Re: "Surviving the Dying Career of Technical Writing": From: Robert Lauriston
Re: "Surviving the Dying Career of Technical Writing": From: Gene Kim-Eng

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