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Sera Hill wrote:
Do you really have to have a thick skin?
Yes, because nearly everyone can write and nearly everyone can edit. The
fact that very few people do these things well (and only those who do
them well are aware of this fact) and that editing is the far safer
thing to do (ego-wise), means that each time you present your document
to the world, there can be countless worthless editors eager to spew
useless opinions all over it...but I'm not bitter.... ;-)
Seriously, sounds like you have a real interest. If you do, tech writing
can offer diverse and rewarding opportunities. Just don't forget that
all careers can occasionally include an element of drudgery and it's
often an unwillingness to work through the drudgery that stands between
mediocrity and excellence.
Best of luck!
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