Re: A Preponderance of Females

Subject: Re: A Preponderance of Females
From: Kent Newton <KentN -at- METRIX-INC -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 1996 10:51:00 PDT

On Thursday, April 11, 1996 10:37 AM, Karen wrote:
>Thank you for your support! My cohort and I have found that many people,
>esp. men, have made the ridiculous assumption that all we tech writers
do
>is make things look pretty -- glorified typists. It doesn't occur to
them that
>perhaps we are technically competent and able to learn pretty much
>whatever we want to learn. Unfortunately, salary is still an issue, at
>least in the USA.

><snip discussion on salaries>

>. How often do you men TWers get accused of just
>making the manuals "look pretty?"

>-- karen

I don't get accused of just making manuals look pretty, but I do often
get called a "glorified typist" (usually half-jokingly, at least, I hope
its jokingly...hmmmmmm).

Kent Newton
Senior Technical Writer
Metrix, Inc.
kentn -at- metrix-inc -dot- com


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