Re: need advice

Subject: Re: need advice
From: "E. Gail Miedema" <egail -at- TELEPORT -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 1999 18:52:25 -0800

White papers rarely contain "unbiased" information. In fact, they are
often designed to be used by the marketing department. So don't hesitate
to slant your white paper accordingly.

On Fri, 5 Mar 1999, Linda Michaels wrote:

> Greetings from a listserv newbie.
> I'm a senior majoring in technical writing, and I'm currently gathering
> research for a white paper. My topic is digital video (DV) for
> training--focusing on possible consequences for tech writers and the TW
> profession. I plan to cover how this technology is used, and I want to
> include suggestions in the paper about how tech writers might best react
> to this trend.
> So far, I've found books on multimedia that include info on digital
> video in general, and a few journal articles (T.H.E. Journal, Syllabus,
> and Technical Communication) discussing script writing, but I don't want
> to write a paper all about script writing.
> I'm having the most difficulty finding web sites dealing with this
> subject--all the web sites I've found so far are just companies
> promoting their DV-related products.
> If any of you know of relevant (and unbiased) web sites, books,
> articles, etc. on this subject, and/or if you have opinions about the
> potential effects of DV on tech writers, I'd appreciate hearing from
> you.
> Thank you all!
> Linda Michaels
> linda1210 -at- hotmail -dot- com
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