Re: Non-technical, Technical Writers

Subject: Re: Non-technical, Technical Writers
From: Horace Smith <hsmith -at- WT -dot- NET>
Date: Sun, 10 May 1998 13:52:32 -0500

At 09:07 AM 5/7/98 +0100, Damien Braniff wrote:
>Snip
>> knowledge as an end in itself, in a time when knowledge changes all the
>time.>

If you don't know how something works, how, pray tell, can you tell me how
it works?
Technical writer is two words. You need to be both to be a good one.

>
>I agree totally that inquisitiveness, ability to learn etc is VERY
>important but I feel that a good BASIC knowledge of a topic is essential to
>documenting anything. I've never worked on a job where there was the time
>luxury to learn everything from scratch. It CAN be done but is isn't easy
>and, as I've said, there usually isn't the time.
>
>Damien Braniff
>Technical Author
>PAC International
>
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Horace Smith
Sr. Documentation Engineer
Syntron, Inc.
17200 Park Row
Houston, TX 77084
mailto:hsmith -at- wt -dot- net
mailto:smith -at- syntron -dot- com




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