RE: Younger tech writers?

Subject: RE: Younger tech writers?
From: "Gordon McLean" <Gordon -dot- McLean -at- GrahamTechnology -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 11:34:41 -0000

Ohh my.

There are many "management level" technical authors (Documentation Managers)
positions. And you'll find that the role of the technical writer is wide and
varied. You can branch out into many other areas, UI, knowledge management,
training, and still be a technical author.

Don't let the job title constrain you, we are all just trying to create
better information, distribute it in smarter ways, and do the very best we
can for the customers of our products. Keep that in mind and you'll soon be
involved at a high-level within your company, help map out how the product
can/should grow, what tasks the USERS want, and what to call things.


Best of luck with the rest of your career.

And for the record, I'm 33, and speak of the above from personal experience.


-----Original Message-----
Sometimes I do feel that is it like that I will be doing technical writing
all my life and be nothing else, not climbing up the role and responsibility
ladder ??? These are some questions I think other poeple would do consider
to ask themselves. I hope somebody might answer these questions as if there
is a chance to become a business analyst or anyother high profile job to
justify one's self to be working on a management level position.

This email (and any attachments) is private and confidential, and is intended solely for the
addressee. If you have received this communication in error please remove it and inform us via
telephone or email. Although we take all possible steps to ensure mail and attachments
are free from malicious content, malware and viruses, we cannot accept any responsibility
whatsoever for any changes to content outwith our administrative bounds. The views represented
within this mail are solely the view of the author and do not reflect the views of the organisation
as a whole.
Graham Technology plc
Registered in Scotland company no. SC143434
Registered Office India of Inchinnan, Renfrewshire, Scotland PA4 9LH


WebWorks ePublisher Pro for Word features support for every major Help
format plus PDF, HTML and more. Flexible, precise, and efficient content
delivery. Try it today!

Create HTML or Microsoft Word content and convert to Help file formats or
printed documentation. Features include single source authoring, team authoring,
Web-based technology, and PDF output.

You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- infoinfocus -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
or visit

To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.

Re: Younger tech writers?: From: Nauman

Previous by Author: RE: Using an internal blog for development updates
Next by Author: RE: Use of Tables
Previous by Thread: Re: Younger tech writers?
Next by Thread: RE: Younger tech writers?

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads