TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Subject:Re: Programs new tech writers should know From:Kris Olberg <kjolberg -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 16 Oct 1997 19:36:18 -0500
> From: Emily Cotlier <Cotlier -at- JBLSMTP -dot- PHL -dot- LRPUB -dot- COM>
> This is a mistake I don't want to make again! I want to go into a
> job/new place knowing at least the most important programs. Any advice
> is welcome! FYI, I am in the Philadelphia area.
IMHO, focus on companies that focus on your ability to communicate, not use
tools. Any company worth its salt will offer training on its set of tools.
Some food for thought: When you call a plumber, do you ask the plumber if
he can use a pipe wrench?
Regards... "please-don't-flame-me-for-the-sexist-comment" Kris
kolberg -at- actamed -dot- com
kris -at- olberg -dot- com