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>IN MY EXPERIENCE, MANY (BUT CERTAINLY NOT ALL) Technical "writers" who
>are not degreed in the profession, and/or who simply drifted into it
>from some other profession, are lousy writers who do not understand
>the basic precepts of grammar, syntax, punctuation, style
In *my* experience, there aren't many like that.
I think there are at least as many failures among good writers who come to
the field without, and never develop, a proper respect for the technology.