Re: Question from a re-virginized newbie

Subject: Re: Question from a re-virginized newbie
From: beelia <beelia -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Scott Turner <quills -at- airmail -dot- net>
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 16:02:46 -0800

I'm a bit late chiming in on this, but I want to go back to the original
question, because I think no one has considered the obvious. Mr. Webster is
going to need a job!

>My question is as follows: I have a limited amount of $ to spend on
training, so given where the industry is headed, what utilit(ies) training
should I pursue?

My advice would be to look at all of the Technical Writer job listings you
can find for your area, and see what skills are most in demand - then train
yourself in those.

In Silicon Valley, it's Madcap Flare and DITA, usually XMetaL/Trisoft. I
have both of those skills and get recruited a lot, so I know those two are
at the top of the TW job requirements list here.

But the popular software in your area might be FrameMaker/RoboHelp or just
plain Word. Check it out before you commit to training on any particular
tool.

HTH.

Bee




On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 2:15 PM, Scott Turner <quills -at- airmail -dot- net> wrote:

> Yeah, I know.
>
> > On Feb 26, 2014, at 12:31, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
> >
> > MS didn't eliminate the need for docs. They just eliminated the docs.
> >
> > Gene Kim-Eng
> >
> >
> >> On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 10:28 AM, Scott Turner <quills -at- airmail -dot- net>
> wrote:
> >> Oh, you mean like Microsoft did with it's Office suite?
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Follow-Ups:

References:
Question from a re-virginized newbie: From: W. Michael Webster
Re: Question from a re-virginized newbie: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Question from a re-virginized newbie: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: Question from a re-virginized newbie: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: Question from a re-virginized newbie: From: Tony Chung
Re: Question from a re-virginized newbie: From: Scott Turner
Re: Question from a re-virginized newbie: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Question from a re-virginized newbie: From: Scott Turner

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