RE: "Creative Technical Writing"

Subject: RE: "Creative Technical Writing"
From: "Wright, Lynne" <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- Kronos -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:58:30 +0000

Yup. In addition to needing creative thinking to figure out the best and most efficient way to write/present information as text or illustrations, in order to be a well-rounded tech communicator, you should be able to design document and help templates, and sometimes even powerpoint slides and videos.

Writers who are painfully pedantic and wedded to doing the same old, same old aren't useful for much more than writing simple procedures, and don't take well to learning new methodologies and tools.

In our profession, things are always evolving. Adaptability requires creativity.

-----Original Message-----
From: techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=kronos -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=kronos -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Chris Morton
Sent: June-28-16 9:00 AM
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Subject: Re: "Creative Technical Writing"

My experience is that a good technical writer must be creative in order to solve many problems. Further, I've been engaged in the creation of a lot of technically-oriented marketing collateralâincluding design/layout.

Chris Morton



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On Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 8:54 AM, Craig Cardimon <craig -dot- cardimon -at- gmail -dot- com>
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> Saw an ad today for a Creative Technical Writer. There's a first time
> for everything, I guess.
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"Creative Technical Writing": From: Craig Cardimon
Re: "Creative Technical Writing": From: Chris Morton

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