Re: Technical Writing Defined at Last

Subject: Re: Technical Writing Defined at Last
From: Nea Dodson <NeaDods -at- AOL -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 20:19:35 -0500

My rule of thumb has always been "technical writing is what people read on
their way to doing something."

It's not a particularly elegant definition, perhaps, but think about it; tech
writing basically tells you how to do something as you do it (set up a VCR,
use software) or teaches you something so that you can put the book down and
do it (repair a car, code HTML, etc.)

Nea Dodson
neadods -at- aol -dot- com
"Science, demystified, is just another nonfiction subject."
-- W. Zinsser

http://www.documentation.com/, or http://www.dejanews.com/



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