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Subject:Re: What makes a good Tech Writer From:Eric Haddock <eric -at- ENGAGENET -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 30 Aug 1996 10:04:42 -0500
>Is it a good knowledge of the technical end of writing, ie. grammer and
>Or, is it being able to communicate what you want to say in a simple and
understandable manner [...]
>Or,is it somewhere in between?
Why assume the two are separate? Adhering to grammatical rules doesn't
mean a loss of communication.
As far as what makes a good TW, I would say: the same things that make
any professional a good one. Be familiar with the skills necessary to
complete the job. TWs need a wide variety of skills, more so than many other
jobs, but still if you're good at them you're a good TW.
"Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words."
-- Mark Twain
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