Re: The English Major and the Engineering Student: What can they learn from each other?

Subject: Re: The English Major and the Engineering Student: What can they learn from each other?
From: MAGGIE SECARA <SECARAM -at- MAINSAVER -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 17:01:21 -0800

It seems to be that analytical skills in language are exactly the same the
ability to translate techno-geek into mortal language (to paraphrase
slightly).


Maggie Secara
A Compendium of Common Knowledge, 1558-1603
http://ren.dm.net

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-----Original Message-----
From: Elna Tymes [SMTP:etymes -at- lts -dot- com]
Sent: Sunday, February 14, 1999 12:07 PM
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
Subject: Re: The English Major and the Engineering Student: What can
they learn from each other?

Steve Amidon wrote, in part:

> I am wondering what it actually is that the English major
> can offer the future technical writer, other than punching a ticket that
he
> needs punched on his college transcript.

Unfortunately, the current market for technical writers sees little need for
people with analytical backgrounds in language, and much more need for those
who can translate techno-geek into language that mere mortals can understand
and use.

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