Senior Technical Writers give their job an average rating of 4.0 out of 5.0. The Senior Technical Writers happiest with their jobs are employed by SunGard with an average rating of 5.0 while the Senior Technical Writers least happy with their jobs work for Kaiser Permanente with an average rating of 1.7.Submit a Review
"I love helping users to be more productive and make projects more successful through solid, user-friendly documentation. I hate being disrespected for my talents. Too many think "Anyone can write". True, but tech documentation is an uncommon skill."
"Working with engineers can be challenging. They are focused on their current tasks, moving forward, and have little interest (or time) to help tech writers get the info needed for technical documentation on products that they consider "yesterday's news". I hate having to pester these guys over and over for the information that I need to do my job. On the other hand, I love the process of writing technical documentation and especially like to write white papers data sheets and magazine articles describing a technology. That's very rewarding and creative."
"I do a job that most IT professionals would prefer not to do... that's my niche in the IT realm, because I love to author IT deliverables that please managers and exceed expectations."
"I love doing what most IT professionals so dislike doing -- writing, and producing top-notch deliverables for every client I have the pleasure of serving. I am usually appreciated for my skill set, and I have a legacy of excellent documents and manuals. I hate being managed by people who do not understand what goes into the documentation lifecycle, who over-edit and micro-manage my efforts."
"I like all aspects, particularly the opportunity to learn different aspects of the CMS programs. I like having the opportunity to fully understand Section 508 compliance for documents and learning how to make Adobe Acrobat Professional really work."
"Technical Writing is at times both fulfilling and discouraging. What I love about the job is also the most challenging -- researching and interviewing busy engineers and gathering necessary data to write the manuals, reports, tutorials, online help, proposals, procedures, white papers, use cases."
"There is really nothing I hate about being a technical writer. I've been in this field close to 30 years and have gained much knowledge and experience working in many different arenas."
"A demanding and tedious job with sometimes investing long hours but at the end I feel a great satisfaction and elevation once the assignment/project met and achieved targeted goals."
"I loved working on my projects and with my team. Unfortunately, my contract came to an end and Disney policy prohibits me from working as a contractor there for another 18 months."
"I love doing my job, and being allowed to do my job. I dislike the stigma throughout IT that Technical Writing is a chore that no one wants to perform or pay for. Good Technical Writing sells software and services, and companies need to embrace this philosophy."
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