When people ask me what it means to be a technical writer, or even what they do, I think I’ll just redirect them to this excellent summary.

Heroic Technical Writing: Advice and Insights on the Business of Technical Communication

Okay, this post might be a little more lofty than some of the others, but there is a point to this, and I’m here to write about the philosophy of technical writing, not always the technical matters. What exactly do I mean by technical writing as a “calling,” and do I actually believe in such a thing? To answer the last question first, the answer is yes.

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