Why I write AND design

Subject: Why I write AND design
From: David Blyth <dblyth -at- QUALCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Sat, 18 Nov 1995 10:59:41 -0700

DB> IMHO, you're a better technical writer when you know all phases
DB> of the business.

Alexander> especially as a contractor I prefer to do writing *only*.
Alexander> Quite often I cannot do the layout work, because the
Alexander> customer wants a data format I cannot provide

[Interesting Stuff deleted]

Alexander> The other side is that you defenitely should have done
Alexander> some DTP work by yourself. You will get lots of
Alexander> insights that will change your writing.

Correct me if I'm wrong - but this sounds like you're agreeing
with me. Even if your current positions - or preferences - do
not _allow_ you to do layout or DTP, you understand its importance.

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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