Re: Younger tech writers?

Subject: Re: Younger tech writers?
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Nancy Allison" <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2007 16:33:01 -0800

In the industries I've worked (aerospace, semiconductors, biotech,
telecon) most tech writers start out as something else (design, test or service engineers, pilots or mechanics, biologists, laboratory
techs, physicists, etc.), In 15 years I think I can count the number of successful (as in, they're still working in the field after the dot-bomb housecleaning) writers I've known who started out as new grads with English or journalism degrees on one hand, and I've still yet to receive a single resume from a candidate with a
degree in technical communications.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message ----- From: "Nancy Allison" <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>

Is there a new generation of tech writers? When I go to Boston STC meetings,
almost everyone seems to be in my age range (40 and up).


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