Working as a Technical Writer in Madrid?

Subject: Working as a Technical Writer in Madrid?
From: Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, T K <tvk_tw -at- yahoo -dot- ie>
Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2006 08:01:08 -0500

Tom wondered: << I am wondering about the possibility of working as a technical writer in Madrid, writing in English rather than Spanish.>>

English being one of the main European languages of trade and commerce, it would surprise me greatly if there aren't many such opportunities. However, you should make time to investigate the requirements for becoming a citizen (or at least obtaining permission to work) in your country of choice; a year ago, I lost an interesting and lucrative translation client because their funding guidelines required them to work exclusively with EU contractors, and someone caught them violating that guideline by working with me. Sigh... so it goes.

<<... perhaps there are also Spanish companies who would require writing done in English (e.g. if expoerting to English-speaking nations).>>

Definitely. If you have access to a good library and are interested in working in the sciences and related lines of work, scan through the archives of _Scientific American_ for the past year or two. They periodically publish a large "special advertising section" in which various countries or regions of countries advertise all the cool science work they're doing, including business-related technology opportunities. I know they did one on some region of Spain during this period--but I don't recall whether it included Madrid. In any event, it should give you some interesting food for thought and lots of potential contacts in Spain.

<<If anyone has any experience or knowledge of the technical writing industry in Spain I would appreciate a reply. An initial reply can be to the list and if the discussion becomes very specific we can take it off-list.>>

For future reference, all initial replies should be on-list. You'll get a much wider array of responses when people start responding to other replies (it's called "synergy" <g>), and I'm sure you're not the only one interested in the topic. The discussion then becomes part of the archives too.

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Geoff Hart ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca

(try geoffhart -at- mac -dot- com if you don't get a reply)

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