Re: Getting an Entry-Level Tech Writing Job

Subject: Re: Getting an Entry-Level Tech Writing Job
From: <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: "Emily Sirois" <emilysirois -at- comcast -dot- net>,<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2007 15:52:19 -0400

Emily asks:
> I was just wondering what some of the qualifications
> are or what employers look for when hiring entry level tech writers.

PhD in any field. Failing that, a desire to write, compounded with
visible accomplishments and a knack for uncovering nitty technical
details. Ability to meet deadlines of some sort is also helpful.
A tendency to feel compelled to complain about the grocer's signs
that advertise "FRESH" CANTERLOPE'S 2/5$ is a good indicator.

In a former incarnation, our shop regarded the ability to sing a
G&S song as nearly a requirement.

Bad signs: Dirty shirt. No shirt. Late for interview. Can't read
own resume.

--Peter Neilson


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