Re: First Technical Writer

Subject: Re: First Technical Writer
From: Robert Courtney <bobsc1 -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 09:15:19 -0800

Oh well, I might as well fess up.... I to am the only tech writer at my
company. And I acquire my position last October. Doing so in this
economy is a challenge and takes luck and good credentials.

So, congratulations to all of us who have been fortunate enough to be
able to buck the economy and jobs outlook.

Robert Courtney
Technical Writer
PDSI – Principal Decision Systems International
O: (800) 850-7374 ext 1283
F: (714) 703-3000
E: robertcourtney -at- pdsi-software -dot- com
www.pdsi-software.com


On 3/11/2010 8:57 AM, Jennifer Randel wrote:
> Hi all,
> I, too, am and first and only tech writer at my "company". Even more rare (I think) is that I'm a tech writer for a school district, rather than an actual company. It's fun stuff!
>
> ~Jennifer
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> Sent: Thursday, March 11, 2010 5:31 AM
> To: Dan Goldstein; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: First Technical Writer
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> Congratulations!
>
> Currently I am the only tech writer at my company as well (this is a first), but I enjoy the job.
>
> ~ Heather
>
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Melissa Nelson
>> Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 4:53 PM
>> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>> Subject: First Technical Writer
>>
>> 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. :)
>>
>>
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Follow-Ups:

References:
First Technical Writer: From: Melissa Nelson
RE: First Technical Writer: From: Dan Goldstein
RE: First Technical Writer: From: Heather Anderson
RE: First Technical Writer: From: Jennifer Randel

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