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Subject:Re: what's the world coming to From:Andrew Plato <gilliankitty -at- yahoo -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Tue, 10 Sep 2002 21:25:54 -0700 (PDT)
""Andrew Dugas"" wrote
> Some of those admin clerks will discover they have a knack for TW and when
> things improve, they will demand raises to TW levels. Doubtless they will
> then leave and take TW jobs elsewhere.
> Some of them may very well be future subscribers to this list.
> I find that exciting.
That is how I got into technical writing. I started as an admin for a TV station
in Tucson, AZ for $4.00 an hour (1987 dollars). Learned I could make computers
work and liked writing up instructions for people to use them. Ding - tech
15 years later I am a nasty, burnt out shell of a man who doesn't do tech writing
any more. But, like all other sane people, I had to start somewhere.
Not every tech writing job is a senior level executive position. There has to be
a starting point for people. Although, you can see that there is still a
prevalence of folks that equate tech writing with admin work.
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