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I will be teaching an online technical writing course this fall and
would like to incorporate as much useful, up-to-date, and personal
information from professionals as possible. I'd really appreciate it
if list members would respond to the following questions. If you'd
like to respond off-list, my address is below.
1. What do you wish you had known about the field of technical
writing *before* you entered it? (This information could range from
specific writing practices or dealing with deadline pressure to the
necessity of *asking* companies at job fairs if they need technical
writers, as was discussed recently.)
2. What advice would you give an aspiring techncal writer?
Thanks for your thoughts. I've been a technical writer for many years,
but I want fresh and different ideas from many fields. I plan to post
these to a web page, unless you ask me not to, so please include your
name at the bottom of the post.
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