RE: Post about a creative writer who went into tech writing for a spell

Subject: RE: Post about a creative writer who went into tech writing for a spell
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: 'Lin Sims' <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com>, 'Gene Kim-Eng' <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2015 19:37:40 +0000

My experience is similar. I majored in biology in college, but I saw that a Technical Writing Option was offered, and I felt I needed to take it. Took decades for it to pay off, but Iâm very glad I earned the certificate.

~Craig

From: Lin Sims [mailto:ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com]
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2015 3:35 PM
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Cc: Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>; TechWhirl (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com) <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Subject: Re: Post about a creative writer who went into tech writing for a spell

I didn't even know there was such a thing as tech writing until my final year in college. I was working on an English degree, and the university offered it in two "concentrations", one in literature and one in writing. There were a variety of writing classes, but only one in technical writing. Once I found out about it, I never looked back. I was _born_ to be a tech writer.

On Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 3:16 PM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com<mailto:techwr -at- genek -dot- com>> wrote:
I don't know any, and suspect that most would-be poets, novelists and screenwriters would consider going into technical writing an admission of failure in their chosen field and be reluctant to admit it.

I do know a couple of tech writers who have managed to sell creative works they've done on the side, though.

Gene Kim-Eng



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