Re: "Creative Technical Writing"

Subject: Re: "Creative Technical Writing"
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: Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:30:28 -0400

I'm reminded of a scene from Band of Brothers, where all soldiers are
quickly retreating from the Battle of the Bulge. When the 101st Airborne is
told not to stay there, that they'll be surrounded, Capt. Winters replies:

"We're paratroopers... we're *supposed* to be surrounded!"

Chris



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On Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 9:58 AM, Wright, Lynne <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- kronos -dot- com>
wrote:

> 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.
>
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> Chris Morton
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> 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>
> wrote:
>
> > Saw an ad today for a Creative Technical Writer. There's a first time
> > for everything, I guess.
> >
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References:
"Creative Technical Writing": From: Craig Cardimon
Re: "Creative Technical Writing": From: Chris Morton
RE: "Creative Technical Writing": From: Wright, Lynne

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