Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

Intro to Tech Writing - Beyond Liberal Arts: Professional Development Training Series

Wed, November 12, 2014

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Intro to Tech Writing - Beyond Liberal Arts: Professional Development Training Series

Looking for a career in tech writing? Take this crash course from the pros at National Instruments, one of the biggest companies for tech writing in town. You’ll learn techniques for writing clearly and concisely, working with developers to convey ideas to your target audience, and preparing content for publishing.

Presented by: Kelly Simmons & Sarah Mendez, Tech Writers at National Instruments

Who should attend?: Students interested in tech writing careers; students in writing heavy majors, especially English and Rhetoric & Writing, or who are writing theses; students interested in technology or computer programming; students with an editing or publishing background

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Explore the Beyond Liberal Arts: Professional Development Training Series here.

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About the Presenters:

Kelly Simmons (left) - After completing a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Texas at Austin, Kelly began teaching English literature and writing to middle school students. However, after teaching for a couple of years, Kelly wanted to find a career that allowed her to write. She researched extensively and discovered technical writing, the perfect option for her interests and skill. After familiarizing herself with the common facets of technical writing, Kelly applied for and accepted her current position as a technical writer for National Instruments in 2012. In addition to working as a full-time technical writer for National Instruments, Kelly is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Technical Communications.

Sarah Mendez (right) - Sarah became a technical writer at National Instruments in 2010 after earning a bachelor’s degree from Rice University in computer science and then spending five years in education. She is now a senior writer who spends her time documenting complex technologies, mentoring other writers and reviewing their work, contributing to company-wide content strategy decisions, and writing quality assurance tools. To Sarah, technical writing exists at the intersection of writing, teaching, and technology, providing a uniquely cross-discipline career.

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