TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Subject:I'm back From:"Brautigam, Curtis" <cubrautiga -at- state -dot- pa -dot- us> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Mon, 14 Jul 2003 15:19:41 -0400
After about a nine-month hiatus, I have decided to resubscribe to the
TECHWR-L list. Part of the reason is that I left the technical writing field
after I decided to take on a job as a statistician with the Pennsylvania
Department of Labor and Industry. I had been laid off from my technical
writing position at Nursery Supplies, a manufacturer of horticultural
containers in South Central PA on March 2002. After a three-month job
search, I landed a contract-to-hire position with Aerotek Engineering on the
site of Ingersoll-Rand writing service manuals for their road compaction
equipment. I decided to take on the state job largely out of fears about my
job security--the company was not doing all that great by the fall of 2002,
and it was laying off people all around me except the technical publications
department. I did not want to remain in the contract status for long, and
with business not doing too well, I was possibly looking at a long stint in
After a few months in my new job, I volunteered for a number of projects
that involve technical writing, so that I can be able to keep up with the
technical writing skills that I gained over the past 5 years. I was really
excited about that, and for that reason, I decided to rejoin the list. My
job is mainly keeping employment and wage statistics for my assigned area of
PA, but,as I mentioned before, I also do technical writing. It's great to be
back on TECHWR-L.
PA Department of Labor and Industry
NEED TO PUBLISH FRAMEMAKER CONTENT ONLINE? "Mustang" is a NEW single
sourcing tool for FrameMaker that lets you easily publish your content
online. No macro language required! http://www.ehelp.com/techwr-l3
Mercer University's online MS Program in Technical Communication Management:
Preparing leaders of tomorrow's technical communication organizations today.
See www.mercer.edu/mstco or write George Hayhoe at hayhoe_g -at- mercer -dot- edu -dot-
You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as:
archive -at- raycomm -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Send administrative questions to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot- Visit http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/ for more resources and info.