Re: Non-technical, Technical Writers

Subject: Re: Non-technical, Technical Writers
From: "Huber, Mike" <mrhuber -at- SOFTWARE -dot- ROCKWELL -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 6 May 1998 16:17:19 -0500

I'm planning on talking about exactly that at The Conference.

I've never noticed "suspicion and fear" or any other negative attitudes
from other tech writers (despite being an ex-programmer and very, very
technical) about my programming abilities - maybe there is something I
should know before I get up and make a fool of myself?

Office:mike -dot- huber -at- software -dot- rockwell -dot- com
Home:nax -at- execpc -dot- com

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Chris Knight [SMTP:knight -at- ADA -dot- COM]
>Also, like Michael Wing, I have seen suspicion and fear from
>non-technical writers because developers related to me as a peer,
>and because I could program the word processor to do repetitive
>functions for me. I strongly urge TWs who don't have any technical
>background to try writing macro programs. Quite apart from their
>utility, they get one "thinking like a developer". And I appeal to
>managers of TW groups who themselves have no technical skills to
>not be afraid of hiring writers who do; they're not interested in
>"showing you up"--they want to help you get the job done.

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