Re: Tech Writing Problems

Subject: Re: Tech Writing Problems
From: Arthur Comings <atc -at- CORTE-MADERA -dot- GEOQUEST -dot- SLB -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 1995 15:11:06 PST

> Sue, you certainly hit on some classic problems. . . . This information
> will go into some work I am doing on training for technical writers, and
> I am trying to avoid theory and use the real-life experience of tech
> writers as much as possible. Many thanks for your input.

> * * *
> Herman Holtz [holtz -at- clark -dot- net]: Marketing Consultant/Proposal Specialist,
> Writing & Ghost Writing Services, 35 years experience. Author of 60+
> professional/business books, including best-selling How to Succeed as an
> Independent Consultant (Wiley). PO Box 1731, Wheaton, MD 20915. Tel:
> 301-649-2499. Fax: 301-649-5745.


What do you think about the idea of mentioning that you have some
income-related reason for asking a question when you solicit our
input, rather than waiting until after people have responded to
you? Seems like a nice idea in general.

Arthur Comings, author of 60+ pieces of technical documentation,
including the never-published and zero-selling ProjectStar manual from

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