Sysadmins who write

Subject: Sysadmins who write
From: sguttman -at- semantix -dot- com (Susan Guttman)
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 08:53:33 -0400

Tom Schaefer said, while writing about Entry Level Tech Writers:

I started out as a Sysadmin ... clients always want good documentation on
things are configured. Sysadmin's genetically refuse to document anything,
I am one of a rare breed who likes to write.

This brings to mind something that I've been seeing a lot recently. My
husband is looking for work in the sysadmin line, and I've noticed that many
of the ads (about 75% in this town) list technical writing along with
sysadmin-type skills in the requirements.

Now, I never spent a lot of time perusing this type of ad, so I have no idea
if this is a recent development or the-way-things-have-always been; I'm
curious to hear from the other listmembers on the subject.

Bill S.
Semantix, inc.
"I believe in getting into hot water; it keeps you clean."
- G. K. Chesterton


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