Technical authoring, especially in the computer documentation genre, is commonly discussed in terms of structured authoring, and might be becoming synonymous with it.
In structured authoring, the "meaning" of the text is kept seperate from the "presentation" of the text. DITA is a commonly-discussed standard.
Within LaTeX communities, the presentation of the text is regarded as very important, even (and particularly) in technical and scientific documents.
How can I explain the advantages of using LaTeX to an author or editor from a structured authoring background?