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Subject:Tech writing From:AnnMacknz <AnnMacknz -at- AOL -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 16 Dec 1997 22:09:49 EST
In a message dated 97-12-16 15:59:48 EST, Beth Agnew wrote:
<< We are the bridge between the SMEs and the naive users. It doesn't
matter what the subject matter is, whether it's nuclear physics or
gardening, we figure out how to explain things to people so that they can
understand. To do that, we learn how to shape the information into its most
usable form for absorption by the target audience. >>
This is such a colorful and clear explanation of what we tech writers do that
it bears repeating.