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Subject:Re: What tools to learn From:Judith Leetham <JUDITHL -at- WORDPERFECT -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 27 Feb 1995 11:09:48 -0700
I don't have anything new to add to this thread except for personal
experience. I graduated in English in 1970 and have been working on,
with, or writing about computer software ever since. Two things have
changed over these many years:
The technology I am writing about
The tools I am using
Knowing how to effectively index has little to do with tools, knowing
principles of how people search for information does. And so on. I can't
even remember the names of all the various packages I have used. In
fact, some of them don't even exist anymore. Not knowing a tool has
never kept me from getting an interview or a job.
If you are planning on technical writing as a career, you should certainly
know "some" tools and what authoring technology is capable of, and
then be prepared to learn and adapt.
Judith Leetham, technical writer
WordPerfect, Novell Applications Group judithl -at- wordperfect -dot- com