Re: Eng vs Writer, BULL, Writing is an Innate Talent

Subject: Re: Eng vs Writer, BULL, Writing is an Innate Talent
From: Vince Putman <PUTMV -at- MAIL -dot- SYNTRON -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 2 May 1995 08:01:25 CST

There's some life in the old TECHWR-L again!!! Let's see if I can add some
fuel to keep it flaming.

It does not take a Communications or Engineering degree to make a good
Technical Writer. It takes the equivalent of both AND the INNATE talent to
write to be a real TechWriter. Ya either got it or you don't . . .

Its a bunch of BULL to *pretend* you can understand Technical Writing or
Engineering, but there are many BS artists on this list as shown by this
thread. Previous threads revealed the same false hope of becoming a
TechWriter without a technical background. You can become an Editor of
someone else's writings!! That's it, no BULL!!

Editors can all write fluff, but where's the beef? Beef comes from ability
to research the topic, understand it, and write for a certain audience.


Vince Putman in Houston | Insults are the last weapons of those
PutmV -at- mail -dot- syntron -dot- com | who have been defeated by the facts.
713-647-7223 FAX 579-7709 | Eschew Gratuitous Obfuscation


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