Re: Wordless at O*NET

Subject: Re: Wordless at O*NET
From: Pro TechWriter <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 12:36:38 -0600

Link: http://online.onetcenter.org/

I was looking for user interface designer job description, and this is a
likely source.

PT
On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 11:04 AM, Dan Goldstein <
DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com> wrote:

> The Department of Labor has a site called O*NET, which publishes
> information on job duties, skills, training, and so on for public
> employment service offices. Naturally, they have a page on technical
> writers, which includes a section on "Technology used in this
> occupation." They list some desktop publishing products -- hmmm, let's
> see, they've got FrameMaker, InDesign, Corel Ventura, Arbortext...
> What's missing from this picture? I mean, besides OpenOffice?
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> I won't quibble over whether Word is for desktop publishing or "only"
> for word processing. The point is, they listed 20 different software
> products, and somehow they left out one of the most common software
> products used by technical writers.
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> My guess: The DOL'er who wrote that page is forced to work in Word, and
> this is his/her revenge.
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