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025 Career100-Becoming a Technical Writer- An Interview with Tom Johnson

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Notice the significant trend in technology and how much it has changed everything. Technology has made the tasks of daily living a lot easier today. And the more sophisticated technology becomes, the more effort we need to put in, to learn all its applications and keep up with the trends. This is where Technical Writers come in. Here to share his valuable insight on Technical Writing, Tom Johnson talks with Felicia Gopaul in this edition of the Career 100 Podcast.

Tom Johnson works as a senior technical writer for the LDS Church in Salt Lake City working alongside other IT professionals who all help to create applications, sites, and other tools for a body of more than 14 million people. Prior to working for LDS Church, he taught composition for two years at The American University in Cairo, Egypt, after which he worked as a copywriter in Florida. In all his years of writing in numerous fields, Tom Johnson found that it is in technical writing that his love for writing, his drive to create, and his fascination with technology, fit perfectly together. He earned his undergraduate in English at Brigham Young University in Utah, and earned an MFA in literary nonfiction at Columbia University’s School of the Arts.

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Listen to what is in store for you in this edition of the Career 100 Podcast. Gather valuable information and learn more about:

– Tom’s story in becoming the successful technical writer that he is today
– The difference between Technical Writing and other types of writing, and the types of organizations that might hire a technical writer
– The variety of roles that technical writers take part of, roles beyond writing
– Career paths towards becoming a Technical Writer and the skill sets needed to succeed in this field
– Changes and trends of today’s industry
– Why this is considered as one of the Top 100 Careers of the decade

It’s exciting to be a part of one of the hottest fields today and its impact to society. As long as Software development continues to grow, there will always be a need for technical writers. If you share a passion to maximize creativity to relay information, then this might be the career for you. Don’t miss this edition of the Career 100 podcast.

To get more information, visit Tom Johnson’s Blog I’d Rather Be Writing. Other recommended sites include: Society for Technical Communication, TechWhirl, AllTop to get abreast of what people are talking about in the field of technical communication.

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