Re: How can I be a technical writer?

Subject: Re: How can I be a technical writer?
From: Penn Brumm <penn -at- HEALTHEON -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 17:33:18 -0700

Hi:

No, no. You dun confuzd the issue. This be ebonics.

Penn

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Roger Mallett wrote:

> Ahha, I see that Hookt on Fonix rilly workt for you.
>
> >----------
> >From: Tracey Moore[SMTP:traceym -at- APPLIEDMAPPING -dot- COM]
> >Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 1998 11:48 AM
> >To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> >Subject: FW: How can I be a technical writer?
> >
> >
> >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!
> >
> >
> >----------
> >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...
> >
> >>----------
> >>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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