Advice for interviewing new tech writers

Subject: Advice for interviewing new tech writers
From: Kelly Smith <KellyMJSmith -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l List <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 20:46:00 -0500

Hi all,

I recently took a full-time position as the first tech writer in IT at a
40+ year old manufacturing company. As you can imagine, we have a lot of
work ahead of us sorting out all the documentation.

After seeing what I was able to do for the IT department in the 3 months
since I was hired, the director of another department is considering hiring
a tech writer. My boss volunteered me to sit in on the interviews.

I won't be managing this person (as far as I know, since they'll be in a
different department) but we will be expected to collaborate with each
other and with the other tech writer who was hired the same day I was (in
yet another department).

Do any of you have experience hiring other tech writers and could you give
me any advice?


Kelly Smith
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