RE: Teachers turned tech writers?

Subject: RE: Teachers turned tech writers?
From: "McDonald, Nancy A." <NMcDonal -at- wcom -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2000 11:46:54 -0500

I agree w/ Geoff....
my career "change," due to all sorts of accidents and circumstances, hasn't
been all that illogical... but a progression from one state to another...
all of a whole. First, there's the team I work with I see as an "older"
version of those students (feisty and hilariously "bend the rules" web
developers who still grumble about spelling and grammar errors, tease me
about poetry, etc)... .

And then all the unseen users, who benefit from my written instructions.
It's just as satisfying as my former teaching days, and often as exhausting,
mentally (though not as so emotionally).... though in different ways.
Nancy McDonald
Sr. Project Manager
Process and Project Management
A WorldCom Company
Global Hosting Operations
nmcdonal -at- wcom -dot- net

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hart, Geoff [SMTP:Geoff-H -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA]
> Sent: Friday, December 22, 2000 11:33 AM
> Subject: Teachers turned tech writers?
> Luanne Holder describes some of the reasons why she changed careers: <<I
> used to be a teacher and so many of my friends wonder - especially during
> the summer months - why I left it to do tech writing.>>
> It's not necessarily an either/or situation. In techwhirling, you're still
> a
> teacher--even though you don't get to actually interact with your
> students,
> since the manuals and online help we produce take our place in that
> particular dialogue. And, of course, if you're like me, you use techwr-l
> and
> other lists as the cure for your itch to teach. <g>

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