RE: TW's: Unique Traits Required

Subject: RE: TW's: Unique Traits Required
From: "Giordano, Connie" <Connie -dot- Giordano -at- FMR -dot- COM>
To: "'Charter, Tara M.'" <Charter -dot- Tara -at- mayo -dot- edu>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 16:07:09 -0500

15a. Knows that buffoon is often the right word for SME, but never says so
out loud.

16. Kisses toads in Andrew Plato's backyard only when all other methods of
extracting SME information have failed.

17. Understands that portfolio is not always something you discuss with a

BTW--#4 is true of all TWs I've ever met--is it something in the genes?
(can't vouch for the ones I haven't met)

Enjoy the weekend, and good luck finding the right TW.

Connie Giordano

-----Original Message-----
From: Charter, Tara M. [mailto:Charter -dot- Tara -at- mayo -dot- edu]
Sent: Friday, March 31, 2000 3:56 PM
Subject: TW's: Unique Traits Required

Our company is hiring another technical writer for software development. HR
asked me for a list of qualifications. Feel free to add to this:

1. Scored high on the analytical part
2. Independent, self-starter
3. Already has the world's problems figured out and is laughing at all the
people who don't
4. Likes cats and Pepsi
5. Could decipher a complex mathematical theorem but doesn't really want to
6. Able to grasp complex concepts instantly
7. Innately understands the reason for something happening
8. Highly intuitive
9. Able to come up with a solution by daydreaming about it
10. Logical and fantastical at the same time
11. Both extrovert and introvert
12. Finds research fascinating
13. Can investigate, supervise, motivate, lead, teach, influence, sell,
read, write, interpret and explain technical and/or complex information
14. Could easily write a computer program but doesn't really want to
15. Knows the right word for bugs, boxes, bitmaps, buffers, bytes

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