Re: 12 High-Paying Jobs For People Who Don't Like Math

Subject: Re: 12 High-Paying Jobs For People Who Don't Like Math
From: Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Jodie Gilmore <jgilmor -at- pacifier -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:25:54 -0400

At least two of the women I work with used to work (at this company, too)
as electrical engineers, then transferred to the technical communications
department. (There may be more of both genders in this department, but
these two I know for sure.)

I started out studying EE but wound up with an English major that
concentrated in writing.

Lin


On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 5:06 PM, Jodie Gilmore <jgilmor -at- pacifier -dot- com> wrote:

> And then of course, there are those really strange tech writers (finger
> pointing at self), who got a degree in mathematics THEN decided to become
> technical writers!
>
> ----------------------------
> Jodie Gilmore
> Fulcrum Communications, LLC
> 360-335-8201
> Washougal, WA
> www.fulcrumcomm.com
>
> I wake up every morning determined to both change the world and have one
> hell of a good time.
> Sometimes this makes planning the day a little difficult. - E.B. White
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>
> That might be true for advanced mathematics; even my most "technical" tech
> writing job never required me to dig back into my college differential
> equations courses, though I expect there are some jobs that would. But
> even
> the least "technical" projects I've ever had required some kind of math,
> even if it was just preparing budget proposals and hours reports.
>
> Gene Kim-Eng
>
>
> On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 11:36 AM, Shawn <shawn -at- cohodata -dot- com> wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > So, to claim that tech writers require or do not require math is quite
> > a generalization because this field is quite diverse. However, there
> > are commonalities such as... we are all creative, problem solvers with
> > an interest in taking something relatively complex and breaking it
> > down, organizing the information, and making it easy to understand to
> > different target audiences. Oh yes, we enjoy writing! That is
> > essential! :)
> >
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References:
Re: 12 High-Paying Jobs For People Who Don't Like Math: From: Shawn
Re: 12 High-Paying Jobs For People Who Don't Like Math: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: 12 High-Paying Jobs For People Who Don't Like Math: From: Jodie Gilmore

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