Re: Why I write AND design (long)

Subject: Re: Why I write AND design (long)
From: David Blyth <dblyth -at- QUALCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 1995 15:06:38 -0700

Matt Ion says....

>>Whenever possible I prefer to do both writing and design.

>When you really think about it, the two are really the same thing -- whether
>dealing with letters of the alphabet, or lines and colors, you're taking the
>stock material and shaping and fashioning it into something that (hopefully)
>makes sense, gets your point across, and is pleasing to the eye.

Definitely. I have no sympathy for writers who `just want to write' -
but don't want to know anything about DTP. IMHO, this is exactly like
Leonardo Da Vinci saying he `just wants to paint' - but doesn't want
to know anything about paint brushes.

IMHO, you're a better technical writer when you know all phases of the
business. Yes, you can consult expert paint brush makers when you need to -
but you'd better know your tools first.

David (The Man) Blyth
Technical Writer

The usual disclaimers apply - I don't speak for QUALCOMM, they don't speak
for me....

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