Re: Techie First or Writer?

Subject: Re: Techie First or Writer?
From: Nancy Paisner <nancy -at- HI -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 1996 10:48:09 -0400

Mike,

While I agree with you that much of the work of modern technical
writing involves skills other than language skills, I take exception
to one of your categories:

> Designing the document (or parts of the document) for reuse - Still no
> language skills involved. This is a 'must' skill' for O-O
> documentation.

As far as I'm concerned, this task is inextricably connected with
organizing the information in the first place, and that skill, I
maintain, is a critical part of the writing function itself.


Just my $.02


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