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#1 azurex


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Posted 05 April 2009 - 06:00 AM

hi all,

I did not know where to post this, but I thought this might be the place for it...

I am a computer science graduate, and I am interested to work as a technical writer (since I like English more than I like programming). I was wondering if there are any standards that I should know about technical writing before I apply for such a position?

Any other related things? anything at all that I should know before I apply?

Any Advices?

Thanks :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 09:43 AM

It might be useful to have some samples of your work when you begin a job search, and any certified proficiency in Word would be a plus on your application or resume. Technical writing embraces many different kinds of writing, from manuals to news articles; standards often therefore vary, as does the style of writing. Most concerns have developed their own style sheets, so showing that you can quickly grasp and follow different style requirements, as well. Showing an understanding of the various subjects upon which you write is important.

Edited by jgweed, 06 April 2009 - 07:57 AM.

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#3 azurex

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 05:45 AM

Totally understood. Many thanks, John.

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