Re: Do you have a hybrid job?

Subject: Re: Do you have a hybrid job?
From: Janice Gelb <janice -dot- gelb -at- sun -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 14:22:52 -0800

David Castro wrote:
> I'm curious how many of you do technical writing and something else in
> your job. In the job before my current one, I was a technical
> writer/release engineer. In addition to writing documentation,
> including feature specifications, I would run the build and code the
> installers. I'm hoping someday to find a job that will allow me to be
> a "technical writer/programmer."
> What other types of hybrid technical writing jobs are out there?

I'm mostly a technical editor. However, we got
tired of paying travel/accommodation/fees for
the trainers from the company from whom we license
our SGML software to fly from Michigan to California
to conduct classes so my company paid for a few of
us to become official trainers on their software and
teach our internal classes. I also have authored some
of our internal tools documentation due to a lack of
other resources. Not quite as far apart as writer/
programmer but still not exactly what I ever expected
to be doing when I was hired!

-- Janice


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