Greta Boller Buskirk

Hey, all! I am Greta Boller Buskirk, a technical writer located in the Washington, D.C. area. Since studying English in college, I have enjoyed writing engaging and approachable prose for all audiences. After exploring this passion in the worlds of publishing and tutoring, I transitioned the knowledge to IT technical writing. As a technical writer, I have not only authored documentation for technicians and management, but developed processes to create and restructure technical writing programs. For more about my professional background, please visit my LinkedIn. Interested in learning more about my personal journey to techcomm? Read my post here.

You’ll read a lot about my work and experiences on this blog, though I may not mention them directly. Every post is inspired by a position I held or struggles I faced trying to break into the technical writing world and stay there. Lessons I learned through mentors or just good old fashioned trial and error are put together for you to read and learn from on your own. Have a lesson you learned the hard way? or through a mentor you trust? Visit the about page to read my guidelines for guest submissions.

WordPress: The Lone Technical Writer

LinkedIn: /gretaboller

Twitter: @TheLoneTW

Google+: +GretaBoller

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5 thoughts on “Greta Boller Buskirk

  1. neuravinci May 17, 2015 / 12:19 AM

    Could you write an article on how to become a tech writer in the DC metro area? I live here now, and am looking for some positions in the field.


    • gretaboller May 18, 2015 / 7:46 AM

      Thanks for the suggestion! I will work on it and add it to my queue 🙂


    • gretaboller July 28, 2015 / 11:39 AM

      Neuravinci, I loved your idea to have an article about how to become a tech writer in DC! However, as you’ll quickly learn, there is no one way to break into the profession. Instead, I started a series last week spotlighting local technical writers and how they got to be where they are today. These are well respected people in the tech comm world, so it wouldn’t hurt to take a tip or two from how they got started 😉 Hopefully you follow and enjoy the series. Please let me know if you have any more questions or ideas!


      • neuravinci August 27, 2015 / 9:51 AM

        Awesome!!! I will follow the series, absolutely!!


      • neuravinci September 29, 2016 / 10:28 PM

        So, a year after I asked you about becoming a TW in DC…Well, I’ve been a full-fledged TW at 2 companies in the DMV! Thanks for all your articles; I remember reading them to get a better idea of what I needed to learn to become a TW!


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