I’m back to technical writing after an absence of something like 20 years, working full-time(*) at a company doing…let’s call them really, really, really profitable websites. Back in the 90’s, I worked at Eicon Technology, then had a few short-term contract gigs.
I spent most of those intervening 20-odd years doing tech support on the phone. If I never do that again…good riddance!
Picking up new skills, i.e., current ones for the field! It’s my first time using Confluence as a documentation platform. Apparently we’re not on the latest version here, but I’m not sure that would make a difference; I’m not a huge fan.
Another new skill is PhotoShop. Working with the images part of documentation has always been a huge draw for me. My employer also got me Illustrator, but I don’t know how much I’ll be using it. Screenshots are my image stock-in-trade, at least for now.
I am very fortunate that our UX/UI designer, with whom I work closely, is a PS mage and not at all reluctant to help me. There is so much to PS. Lots to learn.
Away from the office, I’m into flying kites, I sing in a choir and play piano, and I like gaming on my PS3.
(*) Unicorn job, am I right?