Re: Greetings - Looking for a little advice please.

Subject: Re: Greetings - Looking for a little advice please.
From: Milan Davidović <milan -dot- lists -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Mac Wheeler <email -at- macwheeler -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 21 May 2012 18:36:56 -0600

What do you think is the difference between what you're doing now and
what you envision as "into technical writing"?

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On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 6:05 PM, Mac Wheeler <email -at- macwheeler -dot- com> wrote:
> 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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