I recently received an email from a reader who asked to know what the job of a technical writer is like. Anoop writes,
I am a computer science Master's student at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. I am in my second year and I am on the lookout for jobs. Other than the system software engineer posts, I am considering applying for a job as a technical writer too. I do love witing as much or maybe more than I love coding and understanding operating systems. I do have experience in system software but not in technical writing, though I do blog occasionally and I also have written a few technical how-tos.
Could you please tell me what the job of a technical writer is like? How different is it from that of a software engineer? I know it pays less, but I guess you might get more satisfaction especially if you like writing? Could you, if you have the time, tell me how a day at work goes like? Do you think with my limited experience, I have a shot as a technical writer and in the area that I'm interested in?Read More
In this first article, I thought I'd explain how my interest in podcasting developed. I first started listening to podcasts in January of 2006. As it was the beginning of a new year, I had new resolutions, one of which was to exercise more. I hate running, but I thought if I had something engaging to listen to, I could separate my mind from the pain and boredom of running.Read More