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Subject:Re: Technical Writing Defined at Last From:Nea Dodson <NeaDods -at- AOL -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 10 Dec 1997 20:19:35 -0500
My rule of thumb has always been "technical writing is what people read on
their way to doing something."
It's not a particularly elegant definition, perhaps, but think about it; tech
writing basically tells you how to do something as you do it (set up a VCR,
use software) or teaches you something so that you can put the book down and
do it (repair a car, code HTML, etc.)
neadods -at- aol -dot- com
"Science, demystified, is just another nonfiction subject."
-- W. Zinsser