Defining the role of the technical editor

One of my RSS feeds included a link to the Tech Writers Today Magazine, available on the new web site for the old listserv, techwr-l. Peter Winninger wrote a Foundations article, “The Role of the Technical Editor.” This article was a really nice summary of how Rude & Eaton present our role in their textbook, Technical Editing, 5th Edition. It certainly feels more complete than my own attempt at defining technical editing, back when I first started my blog here. I relied as much on Tarutz as Rude in writing my own article. In either case, we are still defining our place and our tasks in the technical communication world.

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