June 15, 2015 Remote tech writing — when and how, with Andrew Davis

Working from home is increasingly attractive to today’s technical writers. Contractors in particular often place ‘location’ above ‘pay’ and ‘product’ when debating which opportunity to accept. For many, the promise of professional progress loses out to the lure of no commute, a flexible schedule, comfort, quiet, familiar tools, and increased autonomy.

Finding and securing offsite opportunities is challenging, however. In this presentation Andrew Davis will discuss the reasons more hiring teams aren’t comfortable letting tech writers telecommute, then focus on when such arrangements can be synergistic and how to sell and sustain them. He’ll offer solutions for both contractors and staff/salaried employees.

Bring your questions and war stories; there’ll be ample time for a lively Q&A.

Meeting details

Date: Monday, June 15, 2015
Networking/social time: 6:00-7:00pm
Presentation time: 7:00-8:00pm+
Location: IHOP Restaurant, 4200 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Cost: Free

Note: You don’t have to be an official STC member to attend the meetings.

About Andrew Davis

andrew-davisAndrew Davis has recruited technical content developers in the SF Bay Area since 1995. He is a former software industry Technical Writer and has a reputation for both understanding and championing the role of content development.

Andrew enjoys helping those who communicate complex information get ahead by recognizing and refining their value to technology companies. He’s candid and connected and, just as importantly, he likes to help tech industry workers achieve their goals and achieve independence from intermediaries.

Andrew ran Synergistech Communications during the Internet Gold Rush years and has recently returned to solo recruiting mode, incorporating his business as Tech Comm Talent. He remains focused on recruiting great technical content development talent for discerning local technology companies. Join him on LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/in/synergistech) to learn more. DJ Cline wrote about it at “Jun. 15, 2015 STC Andrew Davis Remote Work

Slides

In case you missed the event, here are the slides that Andrew showed during the presentation: remote-tech-writing-slides. (Note: The slides were a Word doc with bullet points.)

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