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>I don't know of many really fine technical writers who didn't end
>up in the field out of love for the craft.
Probably true, but many of us take a strange route to get there. I think
this is in part because at the secondary eduction levels, there's very
little information to suggest tech writing is an available career choice.
(At least it wasn't where I was.) So many folks end up with varied
backgrounds. A guy not too far from me is a former truck driver/construction
worker. My background was originally in broadcast journalism. And there
are probably a million other stories out there.
I think that -this- was the intent of the original posting.
rjl -at- bostech -dot- com