According to the United States Department of Labor (DOL), the official description, written years ago, of the technical writer’s responsibilities is the following:
“Write technical materials, such as equipment manuals, appendices, or operating and maintenance instructions. May assist in layout work.”
Today, communication covers much, much more. STC members do much, much more. Their work is dynamic and interactive. The old definition isn’t nearly broad enough.
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