Greetings - Looking for a little advice please.

Subject: Greetings - Looking for a little advice please.
From: Mac Wheeler <email -at- macwheeler -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2012 00:05:22 +0000

Hi folks.

I'm considering making a move in to technical writing, but am wondering if my skill set fits.

I spent the first 24 years of my working life in IT, started off working for the M.O.D, made a move into programming for a few years, and then in to tech support, some middle management positions and then finally senior management. So I have a very good tech background, and also a firm grounding in project management etc.

About 7 years ago now I was sick of the industry, gave it all up and walked away. I've spent the last 6 years in South East Asia earning a living writing just about anything and everything, from product descriptions of adult toys to white papers and everything in between. I've been working freelance in this way as my full-time employment for the last 6 years, so I figure I have plenty of experience now.

So it occurred to me that there might possibly be a synergy between my original career, and my more recent work.

Do you folks think I am well positioned to make a move into technical writing?

Thanks in advance.

Mac Wheeler


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