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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:"Lippincott, Richard" <RLippincott -at- as-e -dot- com> To:Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, "shawn -at- cohodata -dot- com" <shawn -at- cohodata -dot- com> Date:Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:31:18 +0000
I've been in more than one job where I've had to be able to read blueprints, but in just-shy-of 30 years of tech writing I can't think of a single time where I've needed to do math. There was one time in the late '80s where it came down to "well, because the new aluminum part is less dense than the old tungsten part by X%, you may need to decrease the X-ray exposure by X seconds" but that's it.
About as close as I come where I am now is to say that an x-ray inspection system has three backscatter channels and two forwardscatter channels, producing a total of five* images.
*That does add up to five, right?
Rick Lippincott, Technical Writer
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To: shawn -at- cohodata -dot- com
Subject: Re: 12 High-Paying Jobs For People Who Don't Like Math
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.
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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