Birthday 1983-08-05 Gender
Male Location Vancouver, BC Member Since 2003-08-02 Occupation Writer; Part-Time Hero Real Name James
Achievements Visiting eight different myO friends in person thus far Anime Fan Since Winter 2001 Favorite Anime Neon Genesis Evangelion, .hack//SIGN, Naruto, Bleach, Beck, Peacemaker Kurogane, Ranma 1/2 (the guilty pleasure) Goals Visit the myO friends I've missed thus far; complete a cosplay from 300 Hobbies Writing, Gaming, Kung Fu, Movies, Acting somewhat strange in general Talents Can recognise most quotes from almost any movie/show on first listen; Can recite the entire 12 days of Christmas by memory
Thursday, December 20, 2007
About my chosen career decision . . .
So yes, as Miss Anonymous has so excellently pointed out, a technical writers "are professional writers who design, create, maintain and update many types of technical documentation, online help, user guides, white papers, design specifications, and other documents."
Basically, any time a company has to write their guides, instructions, manuals, or even their website content - they get technical writers. A lot of times they're already people specialised in the subject matter (so say . . . a software engineer who does technical writing about a new computer program). But, in the cases where the specialists don't know jack squat about writing coherently (the basic point of technical writing is to make the super-techy language understandable to a wider base), they'll hire someone who can translate for them.
That said, I'll need to learn more about the tech-type stuff in question . . .
There's definitely openings around town for that if I can find 'em . . . my biggest problem'll be that the BIG companies generally want to hire someone who's already had a couple years' experience in technical writing . . . this'll be the big pain to get past.
A lot of technical writers work freelance on a contractual basis. I'd prefer to work in-company (again, for the purposes of steady work). But that said, if I CAN get steady work, it'd mean I'm finally writing professionally . . .
. . . and then of course, if I can't find work in the next 3 weeks, I can always go back to the career place and register in the Job-Finding Club . . .
. . . and that's another step towards my dream job of writing my own personal stuff some day . . .
. . . . . so yeah, it goes without saying that theOtaku.com is on my resume right now.
Anyway, let's celebrate my ability to actually make a freakin' decision! Let's watch some more Stephen Chow!!!
So yeah . . . anyone wanna hire a technical writer? I'm willing to work for $30,000 right now . . .