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Subject:RE: First Technical Writer From:Melissa Nelson <melmis36 -at- hotmail -dot- com> To:<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Wed, 10 Mar 2010 19:04:53 -0500
Yes I have. I have worked as a technical writer for six years; including three positions as a contract technical writer. Oddly enough, I worked for this company five years ago in a contract position before they were bought by the company that owns them now. However, I have not worked with any of the people there now before..so it should definitely be interesting.
> From: techwriter -at- covad -dot- net
> To: melmis36 -at- hotmail -dot- com
> Subject: Re: First Technical Writer
> Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 15:24:42 -0800
> CC: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> 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
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> 626 840-8875 cell
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