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What is "Quality Assurance"??? What do these jobs entail???

I'm looking for jobs I can do with my BA in Writing Arts, my strong attention to detail and word choice, and my writing/editing skills, and over the course of a relentless careerbuilder search, I came across QA jobs in many different industries. This seems like something I might enjoy. I'm young and relatively new to the work world, so I have no idea what QAs do. Does anyone work in the QA industry, or in "documentation control"? Can you tell me what on Earth these people do? And, how do you break in? Thanks:)

Asked By: remember us - 4/13/2008
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oh jeez you don't want it. we have those. they basically rewrite and reword to make sure all "communications" "policies" and "technical manuals" are in a certain format and represent the company well... ugh... unless you don't mind thinking for yourself. not so fun.
Answered By: kiran light - 4/13/2008
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You would be the one that goes behind the workers and inspects what they have done. Say in manufacturing, a worker builds a part. You would be the one to check it and make sure that it is built properly and according to specifications. You also have to make sure all of the paperwork is done correctly and if there are... More
Answered By: Pandas4me - 4/13/2008
 
i worked at one place that had document control... More
Answered By: P.S. - 4/13/2008
 
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