RE: Paths to Seniority - from technical support to technical writing

Subject: RE: Paths to Seniority - from technical support to technical writing
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: "Dori Green" <dgreen -at- associatedbrands -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2007 09:54:18 -0400

Dori Green wrote:

<< Are they offering a permanent position with benefits? Grab it and
negotiate for a membership in STC with several SIGs, attendance at two
writers' conferences (maybe one a speciaty IT Writers weekend), and an
online Tech Writer certificate program.

There is certainly a career path from IT support into Technical Writing.
For qualification as a Senior Technical Writer, you'd have to beef up
your basic writing skills. The above sentence shows several problems;
the proposed correction that follows is not the only way it could be
presented but does correct the major flaws.

So much so, in fact, that I find myself:

o manning the Help Desk
o administering the IT department's budget
o acquiring new hardware
o solving trivial computer problems >>

My response:

Every time I figure I can safely ignore one of these huge missives,
someone always contributes a carefully written, must-read post that I
must save to a text file or Word document. I never regret subscribing to
Techwr-l or being involved with the STC.



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