Tech Writer Responsibilities

Subject: Tech Writer Responsibilities
From: Alexander Von_obert <avobert -at- TWH -dot- MSN -dot- SUB -dot- ORG>
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 1996 20:54:00 +0100

Hello Phil,

* Antwort auf eine Nachricht von Phil Hellerman an All am 25.09.96

PH> From: Phil Hellerman <Phil -dot- Hellerman -at- MCI -dot- COM>

PH> Should technical writers, whose normal responsibilities
PH> are within an IS organization, take offense when asked to write
PH> or edit marketing type articles and brochures?

you must know your professional limits. E.g., I would not write in English
professionally. But I could imagine that many of us are quite qualified to
write marketing texts.

PH> Is it proper that writers say,
PH> "I'm a technical writer and only write user manuals! I can't
PH> write maketing material."

I LOVE to do new things. And why should you do so bad marketing for yourself?
They will never ask you again - even at times where you might be layed off...

Greetings from Germany,

Alexander von Obert, Urbanstr. 2, 90480 Nuernberg, Germany
Free-lance Technical Writer (electronics, software)
Voice +49-911-403903, Fax +49-911-403904, BBS +49-911-403905 (FIDO 2:2490/1719)

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