Re: Test assignment for a tech.writer candidate?

Subject: Re: Test assignment for a tech.writer candidate?
From: Lois Patterson <loisrpatterson -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Alec Chakenov <alec -dot- chakenov -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 23:07:33 -0800

I have experienced silly writing assignments at job interviews also. For
example, document how to wrap a gift.

Because our documentation involves programming documentation and requires a
comfort with mathematics, I have a take-home assignment based on some
Numerical Python functions and answering some hypothetical technical
support queries related to using them.


Lois

On Sun, Dec 7, 2014 at 10:38 PM, Alec Chakenov <alec -dot- chakenov -at- gmail -dot- com>
wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> If you had experience with hiring technical writers, what kind of test
> assignment would you recommend to assess technical writing skills?
> At one software company I was tasked with writing a help article about how
> to use an elevator. I thought that was so irrelevant and did not want to
> proceed with them.
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