Friday, July 27, 2007

The 'other' kind of writing
No, I'm not talking about porn. I'm talking about Technical Writing. I met with a gentleman yesterday who wants met to bid on a Tech Writing project. It actually involves more than the writing. He needs someone to manage a few projects, do the writing for them, bid them out to printers, place the orders and follow up. Then there's the job descriptions and policy and procedures manuals.
I am strangely qualified to do all of this. Before I had the pleasure of only writing fiction, I was a Technical Writer. I wrote end-user documentation, procedures manuals, scripts for computer help desks, a bit of web site content, as well as retail ad copy. I was a Project Manager, Production Artist and Production Manager, and a Copy Writer and Copy Chief.
So, today will be spent working on the bid and dragging my writing samples out. I happened upon this by accident and the timing is perfect. I'm always bemused when these things just sort of happen in life.

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