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Subject:Re: What tech writers "do" From:Jim Barrow <vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Wed, 08 Nov 2006 16:43:06 -0600 (CST)
>John Posada wrote:
>>Diane Evans said:
>>I'm Diane, and I am a technical writer.
Hi, Diane! I'm Jim. When I see a spider, I scream like a six year old girl...?...oops, wrong list.
I'm sitting in my office looking out across a campus that is lined with palm trees that are swaying in the ocean breeze. The warm summer sun has baked the afternoon to a toasty 81 degrees. Wait a minute, it's not summer!
Actually, I'm trying to remember all of the things that I have done as a tech writer. Hope this helps, Melissa:
Created report templates
Authored context-sensitive online documentation
Wrote test scripts and test cases
Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliance reporting
Mapped SOX requirements to network and system controls
Created and maintained IT Change Management policies and procedures
Developed baseline training materials
Wrote product fact sheets, case studies, FAQs, technical overviews, and best practices guides.
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