How to become a technical writer? (fwd)

Subject: How to become a technical writer? (fwd)
From: Chuck Banks <chuck -at- ASL -dot- DL -dot- NEC -dot- COM>
Date: Sat, 3 Aug 1996 18:38:46 CDT

Hi, All!

Once again, I'm passing on a plea for help. Steve Bem,
a Canadian, needs help preparing to become a technical communicator.

Please respond to him directly, as he isn't a TECHWR-L

Thanks in advance.

Chuck Banks
chuck -at- asl -dot- dl -dot- nec -dot- com


Forwarded message:

> From buffalo -at- sympatico -dot- ca Sat Aug 3 15:46:22 1996
> Message-Id: <320293B9 -dot- 7196 -at- sympatico -dot- ca>
> Date: Fri, 02 Aug 1996 16:48:09 -0700
> From: steve bem <buffalo -at- sympatico -dot- ca>
> To: lscwww -at- stc -dot- org
> Subject: How to become a technical writer?

> Hi
> I've just finished 16 years as a pilot with the Canadian Forces. I can
> no longer hold a professional aviation medical, so am trying to choose a
> new career path...I'm considering technical writing. Any suggestions on
> how best to begin? I'm aware of a 3 yr college program in Canada, but
> would prefer to learn "on the job." Do you recommend any books?
> Knowledge of particular software? With my aviation background, it
> seems sensible to concentrate on that industry...yes?

> I found your email address from searching the Net for technical writing
> sights. Please,when you have a spare moment, give me a steer in the
> right direction.

> Thanks

> Steve Bem
> buffalo -at- sympatico -dot- ca

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