February 04, 2004
No wonder tech writers are insecure
Here's a snippet from a solicitation for a technical writer on a local list:
This person will be developing a template or boilerplate of an Operations Manual for the IT Department. And the individual IT managers will be filling it with the content.
Alas, it was posted by a recruiter, so I don't know what fabulous company this is for. What's that Virginia Slims tagline?
You've come a long way, baby.
Making a living writing doing tech writing can be a tough sell, considering that your average person (or organization) may not value something we all learned to do when we were in first grade. Of course, I don't need to tell you that good writing--like good design--is both an art and a science.
Here's hoping the transformation work is successful!
IDblog is Beth Mazur tilting at power law windmills. A little bit Internet, a little bit technology, a little bit society, and a lot about designing useful information products. Send your cards and letters to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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