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Re: A response to a typical response. Re: doing your own
Subject:Re: A response to a typical response. Re: doing your own From:"Marvin W. Miller" <Marvin_Miller -at- SEC -dot- SEL -dot- SONY -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 13 May 1996 16:01:04 -0800
> Now, for all you writer/illustrators. Please send me samples of
> your technical illustrations. I studied at RISDI (Rhode Island School
> of Design), I've judged my share of STC illustration contests and
> will send you my honest critique. Any takers?
Nope. Not me! You know why? Because I *know* my art is not of the quality that
a skilled technical illustrator can produce. However, most of the time it is
considered "good enough." Scary concept, huh?
My audience (broadcast studio technicians) can't really tell if a tech writer
or a tech illustrator drew those circles, squares, lines, arrows and callouts.
Nor do they care. These drawings just have to be understandable and accurate.
Yeah, I know what your are thinking. It took me a long time to accept my own
art as "good enough." What can I say? "It's the way it is because it's
the way it is." BTW, punctuation (the period) should be inside the quotes.
Marvin W. Miller
Supervisor, Technical Communications Group
Sony Systems Engineering Center - San Jose, CA
Opinions expressed here probably differ from that of my
employer. If I ruffle your feathers, get mad at me - not Sony.
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