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Get to know your technical writer

May 18th, 2010 · Comments Off

So you work at a big hi-tech company and you have questions. Lots of questions. But your manager is in yet another meeting and your deadline is looming. Who do you turn to? Why, your friendly, neighbourhood technical writer of course. Here’s why: 1.       Your technical writer may have written a 500 page manual on […]

Tags: documentation · technical writing · working

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

Find a tech-writing job in Vancouver – Part 3

May 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off

So, you’ve managed to land an interview. Congratulations! Time to prepare by going through possible interview questions and practicing in front of a mirror. Make sure you’ve done your research on the company and have some intelligent questions to ask them too. Now what do you say once you’re sitting in the hot seat? Here […]

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Find a tech-writing job in Vancouver – Part 2

April 28th, 2008 · Comments Off

I mentioned in part one of this series that 80% of jobs can only be found in that elusive place called “the hidden job market.” About 20% of those gigs can be gotten through employment services, cold calling, and other tactics, such as information interviews. But the other 60% are landed through referrals. That makes […]

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Dangers of boring work

April 25th, 2008 · Comments Off

Have you ever had a job that bored you into zombie mode faster than Seabiscuit on steroids? According to this BBC article, scientists have developed a headset that measures when our brains are about to switch into autopilot mode. This state of cognitive rest is the brain’s way of saving cogitations for something more mentally […]

Tags: technology · working