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Subject:Re: Future Tech Writer with Software Questions From:Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca> To:Craig Lashley <clashley -at- mail -dot- usf -dot- edu> Date:Sat, 27 Jun 2015 09:11:38 -0700
You have an excellent background and would be well suited to manufacturing
technical writing roles. Having real world experience as a user of the
manuals you would be writing gives you an advantage over others who just
like to write.
Know also that in addition to knowing Word (bare minimum for any tech
writing job), the industry has been moving beyond single use documents into
content modelling and reusable components for a variety of output channels.
Work you write today could appear in any document by any company (through
an API) in any format. And in manufacturing for sure I see a huge potential
for augmented reality.
Technical writers have always pushed the envelope because we see what the
users are missing. The challenge then becomes how we translate our vision
into tangible steps that others can follow?
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