I spend most of my time on this blog trying to give tips and tricks on how to improve as a technical writer. Today, we’re going to go in a different direction. Today, I’m going to begin the story of the worst technical writing coworker I’ve ever dealt with. Out of respect for those involved, names have been changed. Out of respect for you, everything else is told exactly as it occurred. The six-part series begins here.
Writing tests seem to be a necessary evil when applying to writing jobs. Sad, but true. We are in a profession where we’re often asked to prove our skills on the spot. Somehow, this one-off, time-constrained document will tell a potential employer whether you are set to succeed or fail in a particular position. So how can we prepare ourselves to perform our best under such unusual circumstances?