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

Subject: Re: Eng vs Writer, BULL, Writing is an Innate Talent
From: Tamara Peters <1455 -at- MN2 -dot- LAWSON -dot- LAWSON -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 2 May 1995 09:58:00 CDT

Won't it be great when Tech Comm programs in universities require enough
SOLID technical classes that entry level writers could actually read and
wire circuits, write and debug a C program, understand basic business
operations such as accounting and human resources, and build a basic motor?
What I learned as an engineer was just the beginning!!!

Tamara Peters
Lawson Software

tamara -dot- peters -at- lawson -dot- com
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From: TECHWR-L
To: Multiple recipients of list TECHWR-L
Subject: Re: Eng vs Writer, BULL, Writing is an Innate Talent
Date: Tuesday, 2 May, 1995 8:01AM

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.


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