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.
Subject:To start a new thread... From:Elisabeth Riba <Elisabeth_Riba -dot- LOTUS -at- CRD -dot- LOTUS -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 20 Apr 1994 13:24:04 EDT
I've been doing live technical support for about six years now. I REALLY want
to get into a technical writing position. The problem is, most tech writing
positions require experience--the old Catch-22.
Back in college, I majored in Creative Writing and minored in Computer
Science. I've taken several mini courses on tech writing. I have a small but
(IMHO) high-quality selection of writing samples from my tech writing job, and
from my phone experiences, I've become very good at explaining technical
concepts to non-technical audiences.
However, whenever I check want ads, there are never entry-level positions.