Re: Role of technical Writers

Subject: Re: Role of technical Writers
From: Misti Delaney <mdelaney -at- SOFTWARE-SERVICES -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 7 Aug 1996 15:50:08 -0400

Chris,

>I can't imagine a time when it isn't possible to both uphold the
>integrity
of the language clearly communicate the facts. After all, the English
language is extremely flexible, and the reason language is structured at
all is to make it more efficient at communicating. Using a little
ingenuity to approach the subject from another angle is all that's
usually necessary. The only exception I can see to this is the
occasional need to coin a new word for a concept that didn't exist
yesterday -- a chronic condition in the high tech fields -- but only the
French seriously consider a new word to be an assault on the purity of
the language, last I heard.

Misti
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Software Services Corporation
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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>----------
>From: Chris Hamilton[SMTP:chamilton -at- GR -dot- COM]
>Sent: Wednesday, August 07, 1996 3:37 PM
>To: Multiple recipients of list TECHWR-L
>Subject: Role of technical Writers

>Forgive me if this has come up before, but a couple of recent threads
>seem to have this undercurrent, so I figured I'd ask explicitly.

>Is our primary allegiance as technical writers to be true to the
>language or to the user? Is it more important to uphold the integrity
>of the language in our communications or to do whatever it takes to
>most
>clearly communicate the facts? (I'm assuming there are times when it
>isn't possible to do both).

>Chris
>--
>Chris Hamilton, Technical Writer
>Greenbrier and Russel
>chamilton -at- gr -dot- com
>847.330.4146
>-----------------------------
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