Re: Thinking Patterns (was RE: Interviews (5 Year Question))

Subject: Re: Thinking Patterns (was RE: Interviews (5 Year Question))
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 06:17:50 -0700 (PDT)

> > If I had a dime for every tech-writer I've met who was attracted
> > to the profession because they wanted to be able to say that
> > they earned a
> > living as a writer - well, let's just say that I would spend
> > my days rolling coins into bankrolls, instead of writing.

I'll tell ya exactly why I like being a tech writer...

I like playing with new, cool software and hardware, and as a TW, I
get to play with any software and hardware toys that I need to do my
job, and the software and hardware that I'm exposed to that I'm
writing about.

STILL...when I get something to work or figure something out, will
think "COOL!"

The only time I get a kick out being "a writer" is when I travel
overseas and at customs, when they ask your occupation on the form, I
say "writer", not tech writer.

John Posada, Senior Technical Writer
"How to be happy in life: Never impose your beliefs
on anyone else and never fry bacon in the nude."
-- Anon
mailto:john -at- tdandw -dot- com, 732-259-2874

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