Re: Transitioning to Writing Software Docs

Subject: Re: Transitioning to Writing Software Docs
From: Stuart Burnfield <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com, indeauto -at- gmail -dot- com
Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2007 17:46:47 +0800

Hi Mark -

It sounds like you have a lot of applicable experience, so I don't think
you'll find software documentation especially difficult. It's just a
case of finding that first contract. Once you have your first happy
client, that's it--you're an experienced software documentor.

Given your background in education, you might try looking for work on a
SAP installation. I've never done a SAP job myself but they're
advertised quite often here and I've noticed that they nearly always
combine both training and documentation. Your education and P&P
experience might give you a head start.

Good luck.


> I'm a freelance proposal writer looking to transition into writing
> software documentation manuals and education-related materials.
> (I've got a background in adult education and I'd like to find a
> way to use this...

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