RE: When to start?

Subject: RE: When to start?
From: "Bill Swallow" <wswallow -at- nycap -dot- rr -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 9 Feb 2003 09:49:29 -0500

It seems you have a lot of research to do. Check out the resources at and (you'll be redirected to the
appropriate TechWr-L URL).

To answer your questions generally, what skills you need depends on what
you want to do. In general, you need to be able to write well, have a
strong attention to detail, and be able to be somewhat of a reporter (in
order to get some of the info you need). The job market for any tech job
is poor right now. Every few months a small pocket of opportunities
opens up in one industry or another, but competition for those positions
are high.

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::: -----Original Message-----
::: What skills are necessary for getting started in technical
::: writing? What are the core things one needs to learn in
::: order to get a job? Also, after one learns such core
::: things, what would be a good field of study to increase
::: marketability? Finally, how is the job market out there? Do
::: technical writers easily find work?


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