Re: Technical Writing Defined At Last

Subject: Re: Technical Writing Defined At Last
From: Tom Johnson <johnsont -at- FREEWAY -dot- NET>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 15:31:45 -0500

DURL wrote:
>
> How does this strike you as a definition of technical writing
> (remember writing?!)? I want a definition to explain what technical
> writing is, and what we do, when I give
> presentations. Here it is <drum roll>:
> Technical writing has two parts. (1) The process is writing
> information provided/generated/developed by
> specialists for use by either the general public or by another group of
> specialists with a different area or level of expertise than the original
> specialists AND (2) The product is documentation that no one (or very few)
> would read by choice.
> ??? Thanks for (civil) comments,
> Mary
>
> Mary Durlak Erie Documentation Inc.
> East Aurora, New York (near Buffalo)
> durl -at- buffnet -dot- net
>
>
How about this?

Technical writing is making complicated information accessible and
usable.

--
Tom Johnson
Technical Writer
Elk Rapids Engineering - A Division of Star Cutter Company

business mailto:johnsont -at- starcutter -dot- com
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My opinions are still my own.

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