technical writing

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4 Tell-Tale Signs That Technical Writing Has Changed You

Co-operative Education

Whether you come off as a grammar snob or constantly obsess over minor details, it is inevitable that a position in technical writing will leave its mark.

By: Mike Lazar 15385 reads | 0 comments
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Unlikely Co-op Candidate Switches From Landscaping to Technical Writing

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Accumulating over 80 credits and completing three quarters of a degree usually rules out any potential opportunity for students to be selected for Co-op, unless you ask Mike Lazar how he beat the odds.

By: Mike Lazar 11370 reads | 0 comments
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Technical Writing: A Day to Day Work Flow

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What is the role of a technical writer? And what do you do working as one? Communication Co-op student Brent Restivo answers these questions, outlines the work flow of a typical technical writing project and takes you step-by-step through an actual on-the-job scenario.

 

By: Brent Restivo 10923 reads | 0 comments
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Working in Tech for the Non-­Technical

Economics
No experience in the tech industry? Break in anyway! Communication and Economics Co-op student Terence Chu shares tips he learned firsthand as a Technical Writer for Ericsson, a multinational Swedish telecommunications corporation.
By: Terence Chu 12281 reads | 0 comments
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Charting the Unknown: Technical Writing

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Every semester, co-op students have access to a variety of job postings on the co-op job board. Some jobs, such as technical writing, often appear and have you wondering what that really means. Kristine was hired on as a technical writer for her last co-op term and writes about the job and what it entails.

By: Kristine Hur 8278 reads | 0 comments
Type of Experience: 
Co-op Work Term
Organization Information
Organization: 
Ericsson
Organization Sector: 
Customer Product Information
Organization Profile: 
Ericsson is a Swedish company that specializes in making telecommunications equipment to provision communication networks in services. Ericsson has offices globally, from North America, to Europe, to Asia. The Burnaby office, however, is strictly for research and development, and develops a router used for IP networking, and a web client to manage a broadband network.
City: 
Burnaby

I worked as a technical writer at Ericsson for 8 months.  Essentially, my responsibilities were to produce and maintain content for the user guides of Ericsson products.  In particular, I

Type of Experience: 
Co-op Work Term
Organization Information
Organization: 
SFU IT Services ICAT
Organization Profile: 
The Institutional, Collaborative, and Academic Technologies group (ICAT) delivers broad technology services to all members of the university community, including: email, calendaring, web content publishing, elearning and identity management solutions. ICAT staff combine a strong mix of technical and functional analysis skills, to address the quickly evolving technology needs of the community. ICAT's skills and talents include: Java developers, over 50 years of combined Java development experience Apache implementation and integration experts LDAP and directory services experts Business analysis, training and documentation support professionals Graphic and information design expertise.
City: 
Burnaby
Experience Details
Position Title: 
CMS Training & Documentation Assistant

My first co-op term as a CMS Training & Documentation Assistant at SFU IT Services ICAT was a huge opportunity for professional growth. Read on for the top three lessons I gleaned from my 8-month work term...

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