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

Subject: Re: Eng vs Writer, BULL, Writing is an Innate Talent
From: Worthington <debral -at- FALCON -dot- CC -dot- UKANS -dot- EDU>
Date: Tue, 2 May 1995 15:18:39 -0500

Who knows...

Companies may soon pay us to stay in school so that we might keep abreast
of all the latest technological changes.

This particular topic has given me a case of the vapors. Think I'll sign
off and step away from the computer for awhile.

Bill

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On Tue, 2 May 1995, Tamara Peters
wrote:

> 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
> ----------
> 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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