[Techtalk] Resources about Technical Writing?

Carla Schroder carla at bratgrrl.com
Mon Oct 29 04:26:56 UTC 2007

On Sunday 28 October 2007 6:46:02 pm Billie Walsh wrote:
> Kathryn Andersen wrote:
> > On Sun, Oct 28, 2007 at 07:40:55AM -0500, Billie Walsh wrote:
> >   
> >> I don't know anything at all about technical writing except from the 
> >> user end. But I do have a question for you. Are you writing for 
> >> "techies" or regular people? From my experience "techies" write for 
> >> "techies", not for the unwashed masses [ to which I belong ]. If your 
> >> writing to the masses please use the K.I.S.S. Principle.
> >>     
> >
> > Well, I'd say I was writing to the "washed masses"; people who already
> > know how to use a computer.  I'm not writing "For Dummies" books.
> >
> > Kathryn Andersen
> >   
> So, I guess that means your writing for "techies". In other words they 
> are going to read like man pages.

Eh? Why would you say that? I write for system and network administrators, and 
no one would call my work man pages. Clear, well-organized howtos are equally 
important and valuable for all audiences.


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