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Barry West (Barry_West -dot- S2K -at- s2kext -dot- s2k -dot- com) wrote:
: Stephen Victor wrote in reaction to a solicitation for an Assistant Tech
:>Would someone explain to me how a position with the above description could
: > called "entry-level"? Sounds to me like someone wants an experienced writer
: > work for an entry-level salary....
: I would be very interested in hearing the answer to that question myself.
Hey! I've got the answer. I am not employed as a technical writer, but
I do have experience in every single area mentioned in the ad.
Much of my experience comes from working as a computer lab assistant
required to do documentation.
: Entry level, but:
: - must be a technically-adept writer
Sure: training manuals, on screen help, technical thesis, E-mail
consulting. Undergrad stuff!
: - should have excellent written and oral communication skills
: - must be able to clearly describe complex technical procedures for UNIX
: hardware and/or
: - have the ability to work independently to meet project goals/schedules
: - have experience with FrameMaker, other desktop publishing systems,
: - basic graphic design highly desired.
: I wonder what an experienced Technical Writer does there?
I think this is a great position for an undergrad (or grad)
who has helped a typical university computer lab with documentation.
Hard work, but definitely a nice entry level plum! ;)
I am in Boston, and would love to break into the business. I have
written for Wired and Popular electronics. I have also done oodles of
user help and technical documentation. I spend a fair amount of my time
trying to drive serial devices on my PC with C. I've just started learning
visual basic. I have beene been using UNIX since 1989.
If you feel a bit overloaded - I'll subcontract your work for 2/3
your going rate!