RE: Software For Students

Subject: RE: Software For Students
From: bryan -dot- westbrook -at- amd -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 14:21:29 -0600

You took that out of context. I had just said that they should study other
things outside of the program. I did not say that they should be in the

That being said, in my first job out of college, there were "writers" from
many different backgrounds: ex-military, mechanics, QA technicians, pipe
layers, typists, and a few other things. Of all of the people there, it was
almost universally agreed that the technical writing grad school dropout was
the worst writer on the project.

Taking English classes does not guarantee you'll be prepared to handle a
tech writing job.

-----Original Message-----
From: Brierley, Sean [mailto:Sean -at- Quodata -dot- Com]
Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2001 2:11 PM
Subject: RE: Software For Students

You know, that's half the freaking problem. I mean, we get a tonne of truck
drivers, retired engineers, secretaries, and the like applying for jobs as
writers and authors with:

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