Re: Creativity in Technical Communications (short)

Subject: Re: Creativity in Technical Communications (short)
From: Barb Philbrick <caslonsvcs -at- IBM -dot- NET>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 1997 21:15:04 GMT

>One of my co-workers (a frustrated novelist) says this job
>(developing instructional materials) isn't creative. But when I come up
>with a great analogy, a simpler way to say something, or the perfect graphic,
>I feel creative.
I agree.

To me, the biggest difference between novel writing and technical
writing is that if you write a novel, you write in a personal style
and hope your audience finds you. In technical writing, you learn
about your audience and write to its style.

Barb

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