Re: What tech writers "do"

Subject: Re: What tech writers "do"
From: Al Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: Melissa Nelson <melmis36 -at- hotmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2006 16:50:35 -0500

Melissa Nelson wrote:

I will representing Michigan Tech and technical writers in general at
National College Fair next week in Baltimore. I was hoping to put
together a
list of what tech writers do, so that when I am asked that question, I
give some interesting answers, and not just the generic "write manuals
stuff" reply.
I would really appreciate some help in replying to what we do. I can
them a list of what I do...but then again, that might scare them away.
Also, if anyone has advice for me to pass on to young innocent souls who
wish to become tech writers...let me know!

Hi Melissa,
Being originally from Michigan, I though all Yuppers do was play hockey and
drink cheap beer? (Just kidding....they don't all play hockey)
I think if you go through the archives, you'll find a lot of different
things TWs do. If I remember, we did a thread on this subject several
months ago and it looks like Dan beat me to the punch there...
Personally, I document hardware and software projects. My portfolio
includes user guides, installation manuals, operation and maintenance
manuals, Help, technically oriented marketing brochures, design and develop
websites, create video training scripts and whatever else the client wants
or needs.


Al Geist
Technical Writing, Online Help, Marketing Collateral, Web Design, Award
Winning Videos, Professional Photography
Voice/Msg: 802-658-3140

Cell: 802-578-3964
E-mail: [1]al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com
URL: [2] (online portfolio/resume)

See also:
URL: [3] (fine art prints for home for office, and note
cards for all occasions)
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answer "Present" or "Not guilty.""
Theodore Roosevelt


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