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Subject:R-E-S-P-E-C-T From:"Michael J. Maloney" <MMaloney -at- AOL -dot- COM> Date:Sun, 3 Dec 1995 15:13:53 -0500
In a recent post, a Mr. Guy McDonald (guym -at- daka -dot- com) stated the following:
>I ve bid the job at $800,000, was awarded the contract, then march off to
assemble my team of writers, graphics weenies & editors.
Referring to technical graphics communicators as weenies is a fatal mistake.
I can only imagine the flaming I would receive if I referred to technical
writers as technical whiners and editors as idiots.
Note: I do not consider writers (in general) whiners, nor do I consider
editors - idiots. The comment was made to express a point. Thank you (in
advance) for not responding.
We are, as I ve stated before, supposed to work together as technical
communicators with a common respect for each others skills and contribution.
Only then can _any_ of us call ourselves technical communicators.
Mr. McDonald s opinion is his own. I understand that. However, I have studied
the their ONLY drawers attitude many writers have towards their fellow
communication professionals - technical illustrators.
I would appreciate a direct apology to myself, and to all technical
illustrators. Enough is enough. In response (in part) to this pervasive
attitude, a team of veteran technical illustrators and technical publication
managers (from around the world) have united to form the ISTI (International
Society for Technical Illustrators).
Michael J. Maloney
President, EPIC Creative Services
President, ISTI (International Society for Technical Illustrators)
2230 Lyndhurst Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28203 USA
E: mmaloney -at- aol -dot- com
E: mmaloney -at- epic-isti -dot- com