Re: Re[2]: I want to be a tech writer

Subject: Re: Re[2]: I want to be a tech writer
From: "Susan W. Gallagher" <sgallagher -at- STARBASECORP -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 1995 16:11:17 -0700

Howard Gold wrote...

> Hey, if you can get a job -- then you're a tech writer.

> If not, then you're something else. The fate of the free world probably
> does not depend on this thread. I throw myself on the mercy of would-be
> flamers, okay? It's just that many of the twirlers I know came to this
> via a back door, before colleges had degrees in this stuff. It seems to
> me to be a combination of common sense, a feel for the language, and an
> understanding of the reader's frustrations. Did I miss something?

As far as I can tell, Howard, you missed...

Insatiable curiosity
A love of jigsaw puzzles
--and--
A very short attention span

But, other than that, I think you've about covered it!
;-)
Sue Gallagher
sgallagher -at- starbasecorp -dot- com


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