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I document an Enterprise-level software application. I write the help files,
the user manuals, have input in the training materials, and am piloting a
training video collection. I usually describe myself as, "I teach people how
to use the software without requiring an instructor to be on site."
Elisabeth B. Zakes
Sr. Technical Writer
ezakes -at- planview -dot- com
> Alas, I decided to start a new thread today. I have just completed my
> requirements for my degree in Scientific and Technical Communications at
> University of Minnesota. I went back to college at the age of 26 and I am
> now the ripe age of 30. Anyway, one thing I am constantly asked by people
> what my degree is all about and what I will do with it. I try to explain
> about technical writing/documentation/message design/etc., and hear a
> variety of responses depending on the person asking the question.
> Okay, back to what I wanted to ask of you. I am curious of what people say
> to you. The best comment I heard was from one of my cousins. I told him my
> degree was in the Department of Rhetoric, and he said, "So, you're going
> get a BS in BS."
> Because our field is not known of by a majority of the populous, I
> constantly find coming up with unique replies to inquiries.
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