RE: Breaking into the tech writing job market

Subject: RE: Breaking into the tech writing job market
From: "Fred Ridder" <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2006 13:34:06 -0400

"Naive" and "novice" do not mean the same thing in any
language I'm aware of, and in this context they certainly
mean something very different. A novice writer would be
one who lacks experience in writing and may therefore have
shortcomings in writing skills. It seems perfectly clear to me
that a naive writer is one who does not yet have very much
knowledge of the subject matter.

But let's not let a mere matter of semantics ruin a perfectly
good argument. We've got our professional reputations to
uphold, after all...

From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: eric -dot- dunn -at- ca -dot- transport -dot- bombardier -dot- com
CC: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: Breaking into the tech writing job market
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2006 10:16:58 -0700 (PDT)

> And who said anything about novice writers? Me thinks
> you're getting your knickers in a twist about a non-issue.
> The people you're arguing

It most certainly did...I quote:

> Yes, yes, yes! When tech writers were hard to find and we
> were building them out of clay, this was one of the best
> things about the naive writer. We found it was better to

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer

"I think the problem, to be quite honest with you, is that you've never actually known what the question is."

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