RE: new tech writer

Subject: RE: new tech writer
From: John Posada <JPosada -at- book -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 10:44:25 -0400

At B&, we obviously do a great deal of web as "real jobs", and unless
you are looking for niche situations, for someone like us to be interested
in someone for web dev, you need experience in xml, .net, asp, c++, sql,
vb6, ado, soap, etc.

As said, HTML in major web delivery is a given...and not so much a priority
anymore as most large web content is created on the fly.

If you have these skills, make sure they are included as key words...if you

John Posada
Special Projects; Information Technology
NY: 212-414-6656

>>"I am a recent graduate in technical communication (B.S.). I
>>have been working as a web designer / technical writer at a
>>non-profit for two years as a co-op, but now it's time for a
>> "real job."

>3. Web design skills are great, but HTML is a given. You might lean on your

>ability to create online content, rather than webpages--many hiring
>don't realize there is a difference. Since you know HTML, pick up as much
>XML as you can, as fast as you can.
>4. Learn about databases, and database management. You will be working for
>businesses, businesses keep their records in databases, and often need
>people to interface. SQL proficiency and a knowledge of basic database
>design concepts are something any serious tech writer should have, and that

>goes doubly for those trying to break in to the field. Writing docs for
>videogames is not a big source of jobs--writing docs for business
>applications is.


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