FWD: inter-writer relations (was Re: Career changer vs. entry level)

Subject: FWD: inter-writer relations (was Re: Career changer vs. entry level)
From: "Eric J. Ray" <ejray -at- RAYCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 11:56:40 -0700

Forwarded on request...Eric

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>
>Someone wrote:
>>I found it very difficult to get into the tech writing biz even though
>>I was working as a computer journalist and had many years of writing
>>and editing experience under my belt.
>>
>>As if ten years of journalistic experience can't be applied to writing
>>procedures or editing a software manual.
>
>
>Several posts in the last few days have basically said that journalism is
>appplicable experience for technical writing. But the two are not the same
>thing, and writing is only a part of what a tech writer does.
>
>We don't expect that writing a software manual qualifies us to be newspaper
>reporters. So what is that it we're doing or not doing, as a profession,
>to cause journalists not to give us the same courtesy and respect?
>
>
>
>.. so why does the reverse not hold true?
>


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