Re: How can I be a technical writer?

Subject: Re: How can I be a technical writer?
From: John Posada <posada -at- FAXSAV -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 11:20:40 -0400

Hmm...can't figure out how to handle a list processor and WE'RE the stupid ones.

Gee, I miss him already...

>From: Randal Brown[SMTP:contract5 -at- ARCTICMAIL -dot- COM]
>Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 1998 9:43 AM
>Subject: How can I be a technical writer?
>How can I be a technical writer? I have no knowledge base. I have my
>English degree but I don't really know a thing about anything technical. I
>couldn't tell you the diff between a Dynamic Link Library and the Publick
>Library. I am just like a lot of you out there in that respect. With
>low-pay service work staring at me, I really desire to jump on the tech write
>I think that this concept of becoming a technical writer without a knowledge
>base is an invention of the 90s and a very tight job market for "decent"
>jobs. Just look at some of the ads for technical writers in some of the old
>technical pubs from the 50s. You will find that most ask for engineers and
>phycisists who can write, NOT writers who want to pretend that they know
>something technical.
>This deception makes me sick to my stomach. I'm out of here, and on to what
>I hope will be a more honest form of earning a living. Will the owner of
>this list please do whatever is necessary to cancel my account. I don't know

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