Re: Anonymous: Burnout, advancement and career changing

Subject: Re: Anonymous: Burnout, advancement and career changing
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 13:53:18 -0800

On 1/18/2012 1:26 PM, Anon wrote:

I am interested in hearing from people who made a career change, but might
still be on this list.

I began technical writing in 1991 and now I'm pursuing law. I graduated law school last year and I'm in bar review now. This ain't easy. I have also started following my passions and I have built web sites to support them. I received some financial support from followers of my sites, but I do not have the time to devote to the sites like I want because of bar review.

How did you identify your new field, how did you market yourself?

I participate in email lists and lobbying on behalf of animal owners and animal enterprise. Animal rights corporations, like HSUS and PeTA are lobbying for laws that restrict animal ownership and agriculture. They brand their campaigns as "animal protection" and "animal welfare," but the result of their actions is very detrimental to animals.

Since I care very much about animals, I have decided to devote my future law career to helping them and their owners. Two of my web sites depict this, but those sites are off-line until I can complete them and promote them properly. The web sites can also serve as examples of my work.

Following my passions gives me the opportunity to write, which is what I love to do, and to advocate, ask anyone who knows me about that.

I have many skills, a brand new digital media degree,
but am having a hard time separating myself from the writing role since
I've done it for so long. I'm interested also in those who left and then
returned to the field. Why did you come back?

Writing never left me, so I have never left writing. Until I get my law license, I am still a technical communicator.


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