Slippery Rock University
"At The Brandon Group (TBG), Inc. I was given the support I
needed in order to grow as a Technical Writer. One of the greatest
factors in developing my technical writing skills was the work I did
alongside one of the Technical Writers. Together, we performed the
necessary research in order to write a technical document, decided
upon the appropriate organization of the chapters in the manual, wrote
to make every word count, and proofread and revised until only the
most thorough and accurate document was produced. Eventually, the
skills I acquired from working with an experienced professional allowed
me to write a document on my own. The relationships I established
with the staff allowed me to work both on an independent and collaborative
One of the most valuable lessons that I learned while at TBG is that
Technical Writing is a collaborative effort. A good technical document
can not be produced without the help and expertise of others. When
you are writing a document relating to a field with which you do not
have the expertise, it is essential that an effective and open relationship
is established with clients. A Technical Writer must be able to know
which questions to ask at the appropriate time. This can not be done
without researching the subject, which will in turn gain the trust
and respect of the client.
From the perspective of an Intern majoring in Technical Writing,
the greatest benefit I received while working at TBG was the fact
that I was working at a company where I could witness the entire technical
writing process. I was there when relationships and correspondence
with clients were established, research was being performed, when
the manuals were written, proofread, and revised. The entire experience
allowed me to see a job through from start to finish.
As a TBG Intern, I have learned that every experience impacts your
next decision regarding your professional and personal direction.
Never underestimate any experience, you simply never know how much
youve learned until it is over and you find yourself wiser and
stronger than before. My Internship is something that I will remember
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