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Subject:Reply to Graphic Design Use From:Patty Meglio <pmeglio -at- LCT -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 25 Sep 1998 10:14:53 -0500
I couldn't agree more. I, too, have a job that includes writing, editing,
illustration, layout, etc. and I love the variety. It makes it all so
interesting and exciting. I am lucky that my managers allow me to spread my
wings a little and tackle new projects and apply and learn new skills. I
think it has made me a more valuable and marketable technical communicator.
I am glad that I took extra courses in graphic design and illustration
while studying technical communication in school.
"I work in a small company where my boss and I do everything. We're the
writers, editors, illustrators, ad/brochure/newsletter design and layout,
photo manipulators, manual writers, and on my last brochure we even did
of the photography. I realize that mine is an extreme case, but I really
wasn't aware that seemingly so many TW seem to NOT want to do any of the
design-type stuff. I love the variety. After I've spent a month beating an
operations manual into shape, to be given some magazine ads and told
due in a week" is almost relaxing."
Technical Communications Specialist
pmeglio -at- lct -dot- com