Re: First Technical Writer

Subject: Re: First Technical Writer
From: "Jay Maechtlen"<techwriter -at- covad -dot- net>
To: "Melissa Nelson"<melmis36 -at- hotmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 15:24:42 -0800

At least they've used technical writers before. You shouldn't be facing
a total culture shock.
Question: Have you worked as a contract techwriter before?

They will probably have islands of documentation scattered around the
company from each previous contractor. It will probably take a while to
round it up and see if any of it is actually useful.
Good luck!

Melissa Nelson wrote:
> Good afternoon,
> I just accepted a job offer for a technical writing position today. I will be the first technical writer at the company. It is a large company and they have only used outsourced technical writers before and are bringing me on as their first in-house technical writer. I have been the only technical writer before; but this is the first time I will be the first technical writer. I may be on here asking advice from time to time! Thought I would give you all a fair warning. :)
> Have a great day!

Jay Maechtlen
626 444-5112 office
626 840-8875 cell

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