Technical communication has a vast platter of definitions that one serving is not enough. As a student in Technical Communications program in Seneca College (Seneca@York campus), the goal is (obviously) to be a technical communicator. Yet, when a friend or an acquaintance asks what is technical communication and what does a technical communicator do, I take a long pause. I struggle to put a definite, more comprehensible definition to what I will soon do. It's not a job where you say "nurse" or "teacher" or "dentist" and it is easily understandable. It is beyond "communicating technical stuff"—a description I often say in jest.
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