Re: Role of Technical Writer in IT
Our HR department does not have a good description for an IT technical writer. I'm trying to help my manager come up with tasks and roles the technical writer can do.
I really don't understand the problem with your IT people, and don't know what to advise you.
I very recently took a job with a biotech firm. Before interviewing, I asked for a job description, and was given the following:
"Need someone familiar with Document Process Control and Microsoft Office."
OK......So, I was hired. I came in and said, "Hi. I'm Diane. I will write what you need."
I have so much work after two weeks that I don't know how I will ever get it all done!
Have you just tried going to the IT department and offering your services? "Hi, I can write your <functional requirements> <database schema> <user manual> <choose your own poison>." This has always worked for me; most IT people fall all over themselves when they realize you seriously want to help them.
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