Re; Description

Subject: Re; Description
From: Sawyer <sawyer91 -at- BELLATLANTIC -dot- NET>
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 1998 13:32:12 -0700

I need a description so I'll know what is expected of me when I show up
for work Monday. I'm working for a company that is automating training
programs at an Army base. I am the only writer. I've done some research
so I know basically, I think, what I'll be doing.

> "Description of a technical writer" is WAAAAAY too broad. What kind of
> writer (software, hardware, medical, scientific, oil and gas, and on and
> on)? Then what are "basics" (online, paper docs, engineering specs,
> release notes, etc.)? Do you want a description for someone who works in
> a one-writer startup or a large, structured environment with lots of
> other writers (the descriptions would be very different)?
> Next question, what do you want it for? Is it to use as a guideline in
> your company, to put on a resume, to use when placing an employment ad,
> etc.? The purpose makes a difference, too.

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