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Technical writers! What are the most valuable skills for an entry level position?

I have a bachelor's degree in Journalism and an associate's in Chemistry. What additional skills would be necessary to be considered as a job candidate as a technical writer in this tough economy? I was forced into two part-time jobs (substitute teacher and pizza driver) when I lost my job in telecommunications, so I'm afraid my resume won't be as sparkling as I'd like!

Asked By: Sam C - 4/13/2010
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It really depends on whether you plan to specialize in any areas - for example, software technical writing, medical writing, etc. My best suggestion, especially in a tight job market would be to search for technical writing jobs, look for those that might be interesting to you and then see what skills those jobs... More
Answered By: About Home Business Guide - 4/14/2010
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Poor man! Is technical writer's salary high? i think at least you should know the techonology first to be a qualified technical writer.
Answered By: flyyhwd - 4/13/2010
 
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