RE: real tech writers?

Subject: RE: real tech writers?
From: jgarison -at- ide -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 13:15:13 -0400

My SO last month got a job as a senior software engineer at a prestigious
east coast technical institute. She has NO degree. She has a few courses in
software development and programming languages. She also has 5 years
progressively increasing technical experience, and a Can-Do attitude to beat
the band.

It can still happen ... and does.

Same goes for writers.

-----Original Message-----
From: jarnopol -at- Interaccess -dot- com [mailto:jarnopol -at- Interaccess -dot- com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2002 12:45 PM
Subject: Re: real tech writers?

At 09:31 AM 6/26/02 -0700, Tom Murrell wrote:
>Not only would I; I WAS one. I had 6 weeks formal training in computer
>programming. But apparently several employers found my five plus years of
>experience more than adequate to offer me jobs even though I lacked a
>degree in a computer-related field.

it's a different world now Tom. I suspect that both you and i are of an
age where it was rare to have a degree in computers. I know I was a cobol
programmer before I entered tech writing. It wasn't so much that I was "an
expert" in Cobol - I wasn't, but I thoroughly understood the business
process of the company where I was working and was the only person who
could "translate" between the business users, particularly sales and
marketing, and the programmers.

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