Subject: Re: SACRED COWS
From: Tracy Boyington <tracy_boyington -at- OKVOTECH -dot- ORG>
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 09:59:08 -0600

> It is easier to teach an engineer to write than it is to teach a "writer" or
> "technical communicator" to understand and explain engineering principles
> and technology.
> If you want to be a good, well-paid, tech writer, get a BSEE or BSCS then
> get the hell away from those ivory towers.

That's quite a generalization. Many of us do NOT spend our days
documenting what engineers and programmers do and would find an EE or CS
degree pretty well useless. Not all technical writers document software
or hardware, so could we please get out of that box?

Tracy Boyington mailto:tracy_boyington -at- okvotech -dot- org
Oklahoma Dept. of Vocational & Technical Education
Stillwater, OK, USA

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