RE: OT: Early Friday funnies

Subject: RE: OT: Early Friday funnies
From: <tammyvb -at- spectrumwritingllc -dot- com>
To: "'Elisa R. Sawyer'" <elisawyer -at- gmail -dot- com>, "'Lauren'" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:32:25 -0600

Nope, wasnât even a technical writing job at all - more like a very soft skills/touchy feely type of position, with writing to change management and making folks feel all warm/comfy/fuzzy in a new working environment. . . why the word "technical" was even in the job description is beyond me.

Tammy Van Boening
Tammy dot vanboening at spectrumwritingllc dot com
www.spectrumwritingllc.com

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Subject: Re: OT: Early Friday funnies

I have discovered that a poorly written job post is not always the fault of the company that has the open req. I have had some great experiences working on projects that at first I was inclined to reject based on the job post.

I'm with Lauren and Rick in guessing that they are looking for people who can write about automotive or mechanical procedures and/or products. I personally know someone who designs high-tech valves for several industries including oil extraction and refining, chemical and medical.

-Elisa



On Sun, Mar 18, 2018 at 4:24 PM, Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net> wrote:

> The post does say "specific" technical writing skillset. What does
> "specific" mean? It could be something like automotive technology
> where the technical editors are required to have automotive
> mechanical experience to edit automotive content. ALLDATA's (they like
> caps) description for Technical Editor III wants this, "The ability to
> leverage technology to enable publication of automotive content into
> ALLDATAâs market leading products is required." A friend of mine had
> that job and he didn't do any writing.
>
> I found the job description you mentioned and that one sounds like a
> nightmare. "Ability to accept feedback from multiple sources and work
> through ambiguities is critical."
>
> On 3/15/2018 5:36 PM, tammyvb -at- spectrumwritingllc -dot- com wrote:
>
>> ...
>> The desired candidate will have a specific technical writing
>> skillset. NOT to include IT, technical or medical writing experience.
>>
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OT: Early Friday funnies: From: tammyvb
Re: OT: Early Friday funnies: From: Lauren
Re: OT: Early Friday funnies: From: Elisa R. Sawyer

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