FW: How can I be a technical writer?

Subject: FW: How can I be a technical writer?
From: Tracey Moore <traceym -at- APPLIEDMAPPING -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 14:48:52 -0400

Me too. I guess an English degree has nothing to do with spelling and grammar either.

I really desire to jump on the publick phycisists too!


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From: Anderson, Ben
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 1998 10:58 AM
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
Subject: FW: How can I be a technical writer?

Gee, I miss him already...

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>From: Randal Brown[SMTP:contract5 -at- ARCTICMAIL -dot- COM]
>Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 1998 9:43 AM
>To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
>Subject: How can I be a technical writer?
>
>Want-to-beees:
>
>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
>bandwagon.
>
>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
>how!
>
>Randal
>
>
>
>





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