TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
I'm confused. How do you get "male" out of that? Because it's specific
about technical skills and technical passion as well as about looking for a
writer who likes to write (and wouldn't just use the position as a back
door to development)?
As a technical woman, I have fought to be taken seriously for my technical
skills and enthusiasm in a gender-blind manner for years, and I didn't see
anything in that JD that turned me off. If anything, it intrigued me as the
kind of multi-hatted role I savor, that would utilize a broad spectrum of
my tech skills as well as my writing skills. Of course, that assumes the
role paid appropriately for the skills of an English-literate engineer.
I also saw nothing wrong with the JD clarifying that this was more than a
cutnpaste role. Perhaps you've had the good fortune of never encountering
people in the tech writer role whose duties do substantially involve
reformatting of existing product information, but they're out there in all
genders in surprising numbers. Being clear that they're looking for a
different sort of writer than that might help to narrow the applicant pool
to those more likely to be of interest.
Visit TechWhirl for the latest on content technology, content strategy and content development | https://techwhirl.com