Re: Why? Here's Why!

Subject: Re: Why? Here's Why!
From: jenny_berger -at- fairfieldresidential -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2003 09:38:36 -0600

You might be interested in the book "Writing a Professional Life: Stories
of Technical Communicators On and Off the Job" from the Allyn & Bacon
TechComm series. I haven't read it yet (my copy is on the way), but it
looks very intriguing and it might answer some of your questions about a
tech writer's "day in the life."


Jenny Berger
Technical Writer
Information Systems
Fairfield Residential

"Sera Hill" <serpah -at- gmx -dot- net>
Sent by: bounce-techwr-l-115343 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
04/03/2003 11:01 PM
Please respond to "Sera Hill"

To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Subject: Why? Here's Why!
But, at the same time, I'm curious to hear more about what it's all about
and what kinds of things people go through to get to where they are today.
What's a typical day like as a technical writer? Why do people want to be
technical writers anyways (aside from my comments above)? I've heard
say they've just fallen into it or chosen it because of the job security.
Do you really have to have a thick skin? Is there some mythical company
there who actually values technical writers, because I've noticed from the
postings that it's not exactly noticed. What's the industry like today?
What are the entry-level prospects? And so on and so forth. So that's
I've joined the TechWR-L list, and that's why I sent out the introduction.

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