Re: TW classifications

Subject: Re: TW classifications
From: "Susan W. Gallagher" <sgallagher -at- STARBASECORP -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 1995 11:59:16 -0700

> of a technical writer significantly diminishes after 10 years of
> experience.<<

> No, darlin', you keep growing or you turn into petrified wood. You look for
> new challenges and new ways to do things, and you try to get better. If you
> stop learning, your brain dies and you become one of those lumps of
> protoplasm waiting for retirement. In fact, because of more background, you
> get *better* at finding opportunities for professional development. You know
> how to focus your development rather than being overwhelmed by the many
> subjects available.

> sue stewart
> suepstewrt -at- aol -dot- com

Right on, Sue! Way-to-go! I couldn't have said it better myself!
I have been documenting and designing training courses for
software products for 12 years now, and I'm just getting started!
OK, so I can outline a manual for a piece of software in my sleep...
That's the easy part. Online help was new stuff two years ago.
Multimedia tutorials are new stuff this year. Next year, who knows???
(*Maybe* Win95 will finally be released and we'll get to *redesign*
all those help systems using multimedia extensions!)

A technical writer who is any good at what they do, is good
*because* they enjoy learning... figuring things out...
putting the pieces together... What makes you (young
whippersnappers) think that kind of thing stops after 10

Sue Gallagher
StarBase Corp, Irvine CA
sgallagher -at- starbasecorp -dot- com

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