RE: Technical writers and multimedia?

Subject: RE: Technical writers and multimedia?
From: kcronin -at- daleen -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2002 09:58:53 -0600

David asks:
>But how much are technical writers involved in producing
>multimedia-based user documents? I don't see many signs of it
>in job ads.

You may not see it in job ads where the specific job title is "technical
writer." But it's a legitimate and logical offshoot of the same skillset.
Multimedia is used extensively in creating training materials
(*somebody's* gotta write this stuff), and I frequently see positions for
Curriculum Developers, Training Authors, etc. where that skillset is a
plus, if not a flat-out requirement.

There's more to tech writing than creating a manual in a word-processor or
DTP tool and porting chunks of it into Help files.

Those whose skills go beyond that will find MANY more job prospects.

Keith Cronin

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