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I hope you are paying well. How many entry-level personnel are exposed to all of the tools you mention prior to getting out into the working world?
Granted, I agree that experience with these tools is useful and perhaps necessary for professional technical writers, today. But if you are basing intern requirements on these, you're mighty hopeful. Few professional tech writers have experience in all of these.
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From: Elna Tymes[SMTP:etymes -at- lts -dot- com]
Sent: Friday, April 11, 1997 1:11 AM
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
Subject: Tech.Writing Internship
Paid Electronic Publications Internships
Los Trancos Systems, L.L.C., a Silicon Valley provider of electronic
publications and information services, is looking for people who have a
demonstrated ability to write technical material and have experience in
using the basic computer skills: Microsoft Word or Framemaker, Netscape
Navigator or MS Internet Explorer, MS Excel or Lotus 1-2-3.
Our internships are entry level positions in technical writing. We offer
a year-long program of training in a variety of computer tools, along
with practical experience working on projects for our clients. The
client work can involve preparation of books and manuals, creation of
teaching material (both standup and online), presentations, proposals,
use of graphics programs (including VRML), work with databases, and
intranet and internet projects.
If you are interested, please visit our web page (www.LTS.com) and send
a resume and writing sample to us.
Email: Etymes -at- LTS -dot- com
Mail: Los Trancos Systems, 2415 Charleston Road, Mountain View, CA 94043