RE: Where did you get your feet wet?

Subject: RE: Where did you get your feet wet?
From: "Wilcox, Rose" <rwilcox -at- ssqi -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2005 11:37:05 -0700

I had started out in college with a major in English, but switched to
computers when I had my daughter because I wanted to make enough money
to live on. I loved programming, but my first love was writing so I
decided to combine them.

I got my "feet wet" in college, writing instructions for the students
using the computer labs. My first job out of college was for a
University Academic Computing department. It wasn't great paying, but
from there I discovered the wacky wonderful world of contract tech

In my early career (20 years ago) I was unusual because there were very
few people with degrees in Technical Writing (I combo'd my programming
with upper level courses in writing). I learned more on the job though
then I did in my degree, but they only had two Bachelors in Tech Writing
anywhere in the U.S. when I first graduated from college, and neither
was available to me. So my courses were in Marketing, Job Analysis,
Business Communication, etc. Computer programming and Business
Communication were the most useful courses.

Rose A. Wilcox
Senior Technical Writer
480-580-0530 (cell)
Rwilcox -at- ssqi -dot- com


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