Re: Creativity in Technical Communications

Subject: Re: Creativity in Technical Communications
From: Sue Heim <sue -at- RIS -dot- RISINC -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 1997 12:28:39 -0800

Rachel wondered:
> >My question: Is there a place in technical writing
> >for creativity, and if so what are the limitations?

Some responses have been regarding humor. But, ya know what? When
you are writing about a software product that is not yet developed
(you know, that vapor-ware thing?), and trying to meet deadlines and
explain things to your poor users (beta testers now), and write
around those portions of the program that don't work, and trying to
avoid documenting things that are definitely buggy, and have it all
make sense... heck, *that's* creative writing to me! <grin>

Sue Heim
Research Information Systems
Carlsbad, California USA
Email: Sue -at- ris -dot- risinc -dot- com

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