Post # 1
So I was wondering if there was any other bees out there that are in the techincal writing fields as well? If I have a couple questions for you.
1) How did you get into the field? Was it because of your degree or did you accidentally ended up in the field?
2) what type of work environment are you working in?
Post # 3
I’m a technical writer!! I got into the field originally by doing a 6-month internship as an ungergrad at Northeastern. I kind of ended up in the field; I started school as an English major and that was the only real writing-related internship I could get! When I graduated college in 2008 I got a job right after as a tech writer and I’ve been there ever since.
I work for a software company in the health care industry – I write user guides, release notes, online help, white papers, and any other client communications my company needs.
My work also paid for my master’s degree; in 2012 I received my Master’s in Technical Communications from Northeastern University. Since graduating, I’ve started teaching 3 classes for their online graduate program in technical communications. So, I guess you could say I’m pretty involved in technical writing!
Post # 4
Interesting, I actually have an interview for a technical writing job next week! I have a PhD in neuroscience, so I’ve done a lot of scientific writing, and I have some experience as a paid editor. The job is not related to neuroscience (it’s for a stastitical software company), but it does require statistics knowledge and writing/editing ability. I have been applying for medical writing or scientific writing jobs, but I hadn’t really been looking for anything like this until a recruiter contacted me.