Re: Top Ten Myths of Technical Communication

Subject: Re: Top Ten Myths of Technical Communication
From: Sandra -dot- Downs -at- cbs -dot- fiserv -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 9:28:11 -0400

Well, I'm one of those fish swimming against the mythical stream: I spent 13 years working up the ladder from programmer to p/a to systems analyst before deciding I was sick of the whole programming gig and preferred the parts of my job that involved spec writing and writing manuals. And yes, I do still get the "why wouldn't you WANT to be a programmer?" question, as though some magical essence belongs to the programming community. But having the techie background adds value...just ask my fellow writers who are happy to have someone willing to take over the care and feeding of Technical Reference Guides. :)

Cheers, Sandra Downs
Technical Writer, Fiserv CBS International

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