Well, tomorrow is the first of two interviews for technical writing jobs for me. I’ve put together a writing sample, but I’m not too sure about it. Since I likely won’t get any views on it tonight — and if I do it will be largely too late to do anything about it until after the interview anyway — I’ll post it tomorrow for folks to pick at.
I had a lot of good suggestions about doing a second one. A couple of you suggested I take one of my software reviews to show them, and that’s a tremendous compliment. Thank you both for your generous praise. But, unfortunately, the kind of thing the interviewers want to see is more step-by-step instruction. I cobbled together a process I had to document a while back from memory. I can only hope the instructions are clear and the information isn’t too … I dunno. Too much me trying to be a tech writer instead of just trying to communicate the information.
Anyway, wish me luck, y’all. I won’t be available until tomorrow evening, which is the really, really crappy part of this: location. I have to commute by train to get where I’m going, and it’s an hour and 15 give or take a couple minutes each way … on top travel to and from the train station and then walking to and from the final destination when I get to the end of the line.
So, until we see each other again, God bless, and if you’re the praying type, please pray for us. We can sure use it.