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Culture shock…at work

November 18th, 2008 · Comments Off

If you’re more concerned with your company culture than the size of your pay cheque, your might be interested in this Vancouver start-up. Jiibe is a user-generated service that matches your value system to a compatible company based on a questionnaire you fill out. I can see this site being really useful to young Millennials […]

Tags: culture · employment · productivity · web 2.0

Would you hire you?

October 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off

In this rocky economic climate, marketing yourself has never been more crucial if you want to survive the inevitable cutbacks. When it comes to technical writing, it’s a useful exercise to understand and appreciate what companies look for in a writer. Lyndsey Amott, in an article on her website, stresses that industry knowledge should not […]

Tags: employment · marketing · productivity · technical writing · working

Professional writers online

July 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

It’s been about four months since my classmates and I graduated from the Print Futures Professional Writing Program. If you’re serious about your craft and are thinking of attending this two-year diploma program, I heartily encourage you to go for it. I love to write and I love getting paid to do it even more. […]

Tags: employment · Print Futures · writing

What I do

July 15th, 2008 · Comments Off

I thought it was high time for an update on the first two weeks of my contract. As I alluded to previously, the project I’m working on right now involves the design of a new phone. It’s a complex system with many components, and is rather hush-hush at the moment so I can’t really elaborate […]

Tags: documentation · employment · technical writing

New job

June 18th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I’ve just signed a 6-month contract with Vtech to work as a technical writer in their engineering department! As you probably know, Vtech primarily designs and manufactures cordless phones as well as other wireless devices. The company usually outsources their documentation to the States. Presently, however, they’re developing a completely new product line (sorry, I […]

Tags: employment · technical writing