RE: breaking out in technical communications

Subject: RE: breaking out in technical communications
From: "Andrew Dugas" <dugas -at- intalio -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 11:00:26 -0800

And let's not forget Java and XML, which (note proper usage) seem to be the
direction dev is going these days (at least in my neck of the woods).

Andy D.

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Plato
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2002 9:53 AM
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Subject: Re: breaking out in technical communications


"Joan Wagner" wrote.

> My name is Joan Wagner, and I am a junior majoring in
> business and technical communications. I am running
> into some problems gaining experience, which might
> hurt me after graduation. I was wondering if anyone
> had any suggestions for someone just starting out.

Buy a copy of Windows 2000 Server on Ebay, use it to setup a small domain.
Setup a small network and study up on systems networking. Add a
workstation to your new domain.
Take a Visual Basic or C course. Learn object oriented programming.
Take a class on database theory. Not an Access course, a real database
class on how relational database systems work.
Take some science and math classes - hone those analysis skills.

This will prepare you to be a good technical writer. It will also allow
you to sell your technical skills rather than your writing skills.
Technical skills are always in higher demand than writing skills.

Andrew Plato



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