4J's Group - THE CONTENT POOL: It's STC not STW
4J's Group - THE CONTENT POOL: It's STC not STW. Alan Porter comments on the STC issue and argues that we don't focus enough on the visual communicators--the graphic designers and illustrators. The STC really only targets the technical writers. In a world where visual information is in increasing demand as a means of technical communication, excluding the visual communicators is one way we hold ourselves back.
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