Re: Beginning as a Tech Writer in Telecommunications

Subject: Re: Beginning as a Tech Writer in Telecommunications
From: "Lois Patterson" <lois -at- dowco -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 15:39:41 -0800

Re: Beginning as a Tech Writer in Telecommunications
Tue, 16 Jan 2001 15:34:43 -0800
lois -at- dowco -dot- com
techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com

Look at the New McGraw-Hill Telecom Factbook, (c) 2000.

Become totally conversant with the company's web site (the one where he
is interviewing), and also those of partners, customers, and
competitors. has some resources, as do numerous other sites.
Read some business magazine articles to get an idea of the industry.

Lois Patterson

"Peter Shea (USF)" <pshea2 -at- luna -dot- cas -dot- usf -dot- edu> wrote in message
> A friend of mine has been interviewed by a big telecommunications company
> for a potential tech writing job.
> While he has writing, HTML, and RoboHelp skills, he has never worked the
> telecommunications industry and is feeling uncertain.
> He has another interview with this company in a few weeks. Is there any
> advice that anyone can offer? Any texts or introductions to
> telecommunications that my friend could peruse to shore up his
> understanding of the industry and the technology he would be expected to
> write about?

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