No Such Thing as Technical Editor

Subject: No Such Thing as Technical Editor
From: Vince Putman <PUTMV -at- MAIL -dot- SYNTRON -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 4 May 1995 13:06:53 CST


Your post:

Date: Tue, 2 May 1995 21:47:01 -0700
From: Karen Kay <karenk -at- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Subject: Re: Eng vs Writer, BULL, Writing is an Innate Talent

David Demyan said:
> Vince Putman in Houston wrote:
> >Editors can all write fluff, but where's the beef? Beef comes from
> >to research the topic, understand it, and write for a certain audience.
> Faulty logic. Editors, per se, can edit, but generally do not write.

I would also like to know precisely how Vince thinks technical editors
can edit without any technical knowledge?

karenk -at- netcom -dot- com
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Your Answer:

There is no such occupation as "Technical Editor" unless refering to the
SME, ie; engineer. I never wrote anything about the position you must
hold! BTW, David Demyan made the comment about Editors not writing, to
which I responded:

"I have known a few non-technical people who could write very well. They
make good Editors of technical documents sometimes -- if they have a very
keen sense of what would change the technical content."

So there smartie pants, more FACTS.

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