RE: How to I get into this field?

Subject: RE: How to I get into this field?
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
To: <kercort -at- yahoo -dot- com>, "'tech forumlistserve'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2008 20:14:54 -0400

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> Subject: How to I get into this field?
> I have a BA in English and would like to get into technical
> writing but need to know what steps I should take.  What is required?

1. Perform research on the subject of the work technical writers actually

2. Determine whether you can do that work yourself by attempting to do a
typical technical writing task on a project of your own choosing (software,
piece of machinery, whatever you chose).

3. Ask a working technical writer to be your mentor.

4. Ask your mentor to critique your technical writing task.

5. Talk with your mentor on the prospects for your getting work doing
projects similar to the project you jut completed or try to do better on
another project.

6. Continue consulting with your mentor until you have some sense of what's
right for you.

Bonnie Granat


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