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Subject:Re: Re: 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...
A love of jigsaw puzzles
A very short attention span
But, other than that, I think you've about covered it!
sgallagher -at- starbasecorp -dot- com