Re: Where did you get your feet wet?

Subject: Re: Where did you get your feet wet?
From: Liz Goodwin <Liz -dot- Goodwin -at- ametek -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2005 08:12:48 -0400

I graduated from teacher's college in 1964 and then taught English and
French for 10 years. After a divorce and a relocation, I could no longer
get a teaching position, so I had to start all over again at a typewriter
repair company in their parts department. It was a time way before personal
computers, when word processors were just being introduced and I learned
how to use them while at work. Then the company asked me to train customers
who had purchased the word processors. Eventually I started writing
training documentation to go along with the training.

After about 10 years, I moved to a material analysis laboratory where I
helped document analytical results for customers. I was also responsible
for arranging for trade shows that we attended and making sure the
equipment and other booth paraphenalia were in place. I worked on marketing
materials and created an internal newsletter and eventually created all of
the literature for the company including specification sheets. I did this
for about 10 years as well.

I started in my present position 7 years ago as an engineering
assistant/technical writer. I am now responsible for maintaining the
engineering database (parts, drawings and BOMs) and for all of the user
documentation (hardware and software) for this segment of the business as
well as for sales/marketing literature. I also occassionally create the
user manuals for instrumentation developed at some of our other sites
throughout the country.

Liz Goodwin
Technical Writer, Process Instruments
liz -dot- goodwin -at- ametek -dot- com

There are people who reshape the world by force or argument, but the cat
just lies there, dozing; and the world quietly reshapes itself to suit his
comfort and convenience.
--Allen and Ivy Dodd


New from Quadralay Corporation: WebWorks ePublisher Pro! Easily create
14 online formats, including 6 Help systems, in a project-based
workflow. Live, online demo!

Doc-To-Help 2005 now has RoboHelp Converter and HTML Source: Author
content and configure Help in MS Word or any HTML editor. No
proprietary editor! *August release.

You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as:
archiver -at- techwr-l -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Send administrative questions to lisa -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.

Previous by Author: Screen caps of handhelds?
Next by Author: Re: Not sure if I phrased my last question appropriately
Previous by Thread: Re: Where did you get your feet wet?
Next by Thread: Re: Where did you get your feet wet?

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads