RE: Tight economy/fewer positions

Subject: RE: Tight economy/fewer positions
From: "Farwell, Peter" <peter -dot- farwell -at- encorp -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 09:37:57 -0700

I work with someone how used to work at the company in the ad. If you want
to know more, I can pick her brain.

We (our tech writing department of two) are busy creating a structured
documentation system using Frame+SGML. I just completed a course on Computer
Architecture and the only requirements were to write two papers (our choice
of topic - relating to "computer architecture"). I chose SGML to learn more
about it. Turns out it is the grand-daddy of just about all other markup
languages including HTML. I would be glad to send you a PDF of my paper (15
pages, double spaced). Unfortunately, I don't have a website to stick it on
or I would (it is about 347KB). As a Technical Writer, I only learned Frame
a couple of years ago and Frame+SGML only recently. I assure you, SGML (and
XML for that matter) is no big deal, especially if you know a bit about
HTML. The concept of tags is just a convenient way to separate data.

Peter Farwell

> Finally!!! A position I could easily qualify for except for
> the XML and
> SGML requirements. I say "finally" because it seems that most
> members of
> this list are software writers and I always feel so inferior
> when I read
> some of the discussions, since I write documentation for mass
> spectrometers. This ad is for a fairly competent tech writer for a
> high-tech manufactured product - pretty standard
> requirements. In fact,
> they're only asking for 2 years experience! What would really
> be scary is
> if it had been a software product they were talking about in
> the ad!!! Then
> I'd feel the same as Ellen!!
> Liz Goodwin
> Technical Writer, Dycor

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