Re: Baseline Skillset for Technical Writers?

Subject: Re: Baseline Skillset for Technical Writers?
From: Win Day <winday -at- home -dot- com>
To: "Grega, Will" <WGrega -at- intelisys -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 17 Dec 1999 13:59:40 -0500

At 10:25 AM 12/17/99 -0500, Grega, Will wrote:
>I am attempting to articulate the definitive baseline set of skills a
>technical writer should have, apart from anything industry-specific. I'm
>curious to survey what my colleagues think about this.
>

1. Be able to learn real fast.

2. Be able to tell someone else what you learned.

All the rest is details, and can be included in #1 or #2. #1 includes
learning about advances in our profession, the tools we use to do our jobs,
the audience we're creating the material for, the subject we're creating
the material about. #2 includes making judgement calls on how much
information and the best way to present it.

Win
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Win Day
Technical Writer

http://www.wordsplus.net

mailto:winday -at- wordsplus -dot- net




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