RE: This too is technical communication:

Subject: RE: This too is technical communication:
From: "Gordon McLean" <Gordon -dot- McLean -at- GrahamTechnology -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2007 16:37:45 +0100

Agreed Gene,

Part of any interview process is both whether you fit their needs, and if
they fit yours!

I've turned down one job in the past because the response to my question of
"so why are you hiring a technical author?" was "because we need stuff
documented". (OK, I dug a little deeper to give them a chance to consider
that answer but they couldn't really shift their mindset, I got the feeling
someone on high had decreed that "stuff needs to be documented" and they
were just doing what they were told!).


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Subject: Re: This too is technical communication:

Trying to get employers to "understand what we do" is a dead end, because
"what we do" is whatever the employer is willing to pay us to do. What
needs to be sold to employers is the case that they need something that we
can do. If you can figure out how to do this, go for it. Personally, I
have stopped tilting at windmills and instead concentrate my efforts at
finding companies who have already bought into the need.

Gene Kim-Eng

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