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unfortunately, not surprising... In my grad class on
technical editing (2 yrs. ago) there was no mention of
tools other than Chicago Manual of Style! it's a sign of
the fact that most profs haven't held jobs in industry and
don't really know what corporate employees face. many
are sorely computer illiterate and may only know how
to do simple word processing on their Macs.
I was very lucky to have a few profs who had been
"out there" but they are certainly in the minority.
guess that means we need to be either extra compassionate
toward new grads and help teach them tools, or do some
teaching ourselves to help out the discipline (or maybe both)!
jrenze -at- cgn -dot- org
From: Kris Olberg[SMTP:kjolberg -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM]
Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 1996 1:29 PM
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
Subject: Re: Editing Software
At 03:43 PM 11/18/96 -0500, you wrote:
>I've been ask to define my request for editing software information in more
>detail. I am looking for general information to share with other Tech Comm
>grad students regarding what's available and how practical or useful the
>tools are. Very few of these students will be editing anything other than
>basic word processing documents (no HTML, for example). I know that Word and
>Word Perfect have some editing abilities and have even heard of an
>electronic pad & pen for editing hard copy docs. Thanks again!
Is it me, or does anyone else find it strange that a grad student of
technical communication has little awareness of text/document editing tools?
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