Re: definition of a tech writer

Subject: Re: definition of a tech writer
From: Matthew Stern <MAStern -at- PLATSOFT -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 30 Dec 1998 08:19:16 -0800

>A technical writer is a person who _________________________.

...couldn't think of anything else to do with a liberal arts degree. :)

(Excuse me while I go in the back and slap myself.)

Seriously, here is how I would end your sentence:

"A technical writer is a person who makes technology understandable and
usable."

The members of this LISTSERV could go into detail about the particulars of
our job, but I feel this is the heart of what we do. Hope this helps.

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Sr. Technical Writer
Platinum Software Corporation

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--An anonymous boss as quoted on Dilbert.com

The opinions here are solely my own.
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