Re: OT? TW Job Descriptions and Audience Analysis

Subject: Re: OT? TW Job Descriptions and Audience Analysis
From: "Russ & Evelyn Griechen" <russgri -at- netbci -dot- com>
To: "Pamela Nelson" <pamnelson -at- dttus -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 00:34:13 -0500

I would think you would want all the different opinions that would be
spawned by posting their answers to the list.
At tech writer level I would assume a dispassionate discourse would be a
normal result.

Russell Griechen
----- Original Message -----
From: Pamela Nelson <pamnelson -at- dttus -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: Friday, October 15, 1999 3:05 PM
Subject: OT? TW Job Descriptions and Audience Analysis

> Hi,
> Sorry for the somewnat OT post, but I need some help. I am preparing
> report for the local Board of Education. A school board member asked
> me for ways to improve the (high school) students'
> language/communications skills.
> As part of this report, I need to describe what a tech writer does. I
> have searched the archives without success. I prefer to have input
> from other tech writers, because I have only been in the field for 13
> months. I am guessing it would be best to contact me off list, rather
> than start a firestorm of differing opinions.
> Also, can I have a sampling of the types of documentation you produce
> and your intended audience's reading level. (Is 5th grade considered
> to be the lowest common denominator?)
> One point I intend to discuss is that the high schools should set
> standards for the students, and work with the grade schools to ensure
> that students enter high school with the best skills possible.
> Any comments appreciated.
> TIA,
> Pamela Nelson
> Associate Training Technical Writer
> Deloitte & Touche Tax Technologies
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