Re: Transferable skills of a Tech Writer

Subject: Re: Transferable skills of a Tech Writer
From: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2016 06:39:58 -0700

Following this, the CAR table is for you to memorize and realize your own
value. You don't need to show it to someone unless they ask for it. Chances
are you only need to speak on one or two CAR items in a conversation before
they just "get it".


On Wednesday, 7 September 2016, Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca> wrote:

> If the c-suite don't already see and recognize your additional value,
> there's not much you can do. Remember the adage show, don't tell? We can
> all talk a mean streak. But if you see a need and meet it, then you've
> already demonstrated the value and they will be explaining to you
> about leveraging your additional capabilities.
> This has more to do with your work as an individual than a group of
> technical writers.
> So I would ask us all to not only list our value-added skills, but create
> a challenge-action-results table that shows the impact we have made
> throughout our entire life of work and personal projects. This helped me to
> realize I am more than my job, and show benefit that others recognize,
> rather than try to convince someone I can do something that I recognize as
> a need.
> -Tony
> On Tuesday, 6 September 2016, Janoff, Steven <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com');>> wrote:
>> If you wanted to educate a VP, or someone from the C-suite, as to what
>> "abstract" skills a Tech Writer has that could be applied to their own
>> challenges, what would you list?
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