Tools experience

Subject: Tools experience
From: "Dave C" <davec2468 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Tech Writing" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 04 May 2017 11:20:21 -0700

The interview tomorrow will include questions about my experience with content management systems. I have none. They want someone âto hit the ground runningâ.

This company uses Framemaker with DITA XML standards. While Iâve used Frame (long ago) I have no experience with DITA or other tools they are asking about: Live Content, Knowledge Center (which I think are not tools they use, just another way of asking if Iâve used any CMS).

My strengths are in my 15 years (a decade ago) of experience as a writer: information collection including SME interviews; development of the document (comes with experience, as we all know); and my experience working with electronics (not just writing about it)âIâm a target audience of one.

Iâm going to emphasize that tools come and go but writing is a skill that outlasts all these. Not the best basis for an interview at a company that uses modern CMSâs but I have to go with the strengths I have.

Observations?

Thanks,
Dave
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