RE: Tech writer = office manager?

Subject: RE: Tech writer = office manager?
From: "Kent, Paul" <PKent -at- amgen -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2003 13:24:07 -0800

Well after 6 months looking for anything in the Seattle area I took a
position so eerily similar to this one you wouldn't believe it. After 6
months of paper shuffling, bad* word processing and bad* DTP, I was almost
relieved yesterday when I was informed that they were ending the contract so
they could hire more (but cheaper) temps.

It paid the rent for a while, but it sure wasn't much fun. It's the GMP
environment that really was most abrasive. I thought working within FDA
regulatory requirements was difficult, but I found this much more
constraining. I guess the main problem is that the emphasis here is just on
getting the documents through the system. I do feel that I was able to make
a few contributions though. On a few occasions I was able to work with an
author and help them improve the quality of their documentation.

It's sure not the Technical Writer position I always dreamed about, but like
I said it paid (substantially) more than UI. Now I can look forward to
hitting the networking trail again. Hope it's not another six months

J. Paul Kent

* "bad" in the sense of Leonard Pimpf Carnell's series of bad ballet, bad
opera, etc.

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