Re: New writer looking for advice

Subject: Re: New writer looking for advice
From: William Husa <will -dot- husa -at- 4techwriter -dot- com>
To: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, carolyn223 palo <carolynpalo -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:49:48 -0500 (CDT)

Back when I was shopping for my first laptop, I noticed that Dell Latitude would
run all day and never get warm. I'm composing this message on a off-lease
(fancy name for used) Dell Latitude that I obtained from their outlet store. I
always get discreet video so the processor can concentrate on running the
programs.

Hope this helps,

Will Husa


> On April 17, 2015 at 8:02 AM carolyn223 palo <carolynpalo -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>
>
> Thank you for this info -
>
> Wondering if anyone has a recommendation for a laptop? In speaking with
> the program manager at the school I'll be attending - she advised PC not
> Mac. I have an older HP desktop at home - but if there is something out
> there in a laptop I should be checking out I'm all ears. I will be
> bringing this to class also.
>
> Thanks,
> Carolyn
>
> Carolyn Palo
>
> Business Development - Communications - Project Management
> "Bridging Innovation"
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> On Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 12:08 PM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
> wrote:
>
> > It depends on the industry and position, but most tech writing jobs
> > are primarily research, not writing. The fundamental skills required
> > are;
> >
> > 1. write clear, concise English to spec (style guide, etc.) for a
> > variety of audiences
> > 2. learn new technologies quickly and easily
> > 3. bridge the gap between the first two by putting what you learn into
> > words
> >
> > If you have those skills, learning how to use Flare or other tools of
> > the trade is a relatively minor concern.
> >
> > Rather than writing instructions for making a cup of coffee, which
> > doesn't require skill #2 at all, I suggest something more technical,
> > such as tutorial on using regular expressions in Apache Ant.
> >
> > > On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 8:35 PM, carolyn223 palo <carolynpalo -at- gmail -dot- com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > >> Hello Everyone,
> > >>
> > >> I am new to this discussion group. I am in the process of getting new
> > >> skills to get into the technical writing field.
> > >> I live in Mass. I am a creative writer/playwright, but find a writing
> > job
> > >> in the technical field is how I would like to
> > >> earn a living. I am currently applying to a non-credit program for 2
> > >> classes, one in the fall and one in the spring.
> > >> Any thoughts as to how I can begin learning or job search prior to the
> > >> certification program is over? I have a B.A. in English and an M.S. in
> > >> Communications - but lack the strong tech skills used in today's tech
> > >> writing field.
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Re: New writer looking for advice: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: New writer looking for advice: From: carolyn223 palo

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