RE: First Technical Writer

Subject: RE: First Technical Writer
From: "pegasus148" <pegasus148 -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: "'Robert Courtney'" <bobsc1 -at- earthlink -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 22:13:00 -0500

Lucky for all of you. I WAS the only tech writer in the company until the
company experienced some financial woes and laid me off last June. Now I'm
working in a totally different field since all the tech writing jobs now
require a bachelor's degree. I still have one more year to go to get my
Professional and Technical Writing degree. At least I'm enjoying my new
line of work, even though I had to take a considerable pay cut for it.
That's life! I'm thankful to be employed!

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Subject: Re: First Technical Writer

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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On Behalf Of Heather Anderson
> 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
>
>
> 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
Re: First Technical Writer: From: Robert Courtney

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