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Doing your own graphics (an illustrators perspective)
Subject:Doing your own graphics (an illustrators perspective) From:Bill Sullivan <bsullivan -at- SMTPLINK -dot- DELTECPOWER -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 13 May 1996 13:39:51 -0700
>>All I'm asking is for "some" writers to consider the design,
development and production of technical documentation as a team
process. IMHO, this approach will strengthen our trade and produce
better products for our consumers.
Absolutely right, Mr. Maloney. The blurry scope of technical writing
today requires that we not only be writers (which some of us never
were in the first place) but also amateur illustrators, layout
artists, type specifiers, desktop publishers, editors, indexers,
usability specialists, cost accountants, translators, product and GUI
designers, web page designers, hyperlink designers and implementers,
marketers, and I am sure a lot more. That I know of, the Creator did
not intend for all of us to be pros at everything. It can be a
horrible thing when peoples' egos or company budgets cause them to
forget the distinction, which is one reason why I cringe every time I
hear somebody refer to this gig as a profession. There is an awful
lot of amateurism and just plain winging it mixed in with that
professionalism, and people should be humble enough to admit it.
And while I am at it, perhaps it would serve you to engage the
services of a good editor, someone to keep you from faux pas like
illustrators (in your subject line) when you mean illustrator's.
bsullivan -at- deltecpower -dot- com
San Diego, California
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