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Subject:Writing and Programming From:Kelly Harris <kbarkley -at- BARKLEY -dot- CTEXT -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 8 Nov 1995 08:55:08 EST
I think it's beneficial to at least have a working knowledge of "C". It doesn't
mean you should be proficient enough to write scripts, but it would give you a
technical edge not many writers have.
I'm in a similar situation -- my position requires a good deal of technical
knowledge, and ability to understand the "guts" of our product. I had the
opportunity to take a class in SQR (structured query reporting) in August so I
could better understand the database and its information. Now, I'm writing
documentation AND programming in SQR, and it's not that hard.
In addition to giving a technical edge, this skill makes you even more
marketable as time goes on.
Computer Engineering Technical Writer/SQR Programmer
E-Mail: kbarkley -at- ctext -dot- com
She totally confused all the passing piranhas......