Monday, April 5, 2010

The Wonderful World of Tech Writing

Well, folks, my sell-out to corporate America has been rewarded with a promotion... and a transfer to Texas, so I guess you win some, you lose some.  (Just kidding, Texans.  Actually, if anybody from the Houston area is reading this, let me know what you think about the Heights neighborhood, since I've never actually been to Texas.)

I will be working as a technical writer in the IT department, a job that I really think I'm going to enjoy.  I regret, however, that I will not be able to write training materials like this computer manual for the Franklin Ace 100

(By the way, here's the site for merchandise with the above image.)


Cozy Book Nook said...

'That's right, you're not from TX, but Tx wants you anyway!' Lyle Lovett

Oh, you have so much fun exploring to do--- Texas is like a whole 'nother country, you know! Congrats on your promotion and double congrats on the TX move!


Lindsay-with-an-A said...

Thanks, Lesa! I'm a little bummed that I have to move (because I adore Denver), but it's not a "forever" kind of decision, and I didn't have that much to lose.

Plus, the caving down there is supposed to be awesome. :)

Cozy Book Nook said...

I did think about the heat/humidity since you are in Denver now-- you probably won't like that--- but you will be close to the ocean and yes lots of caves---especially around hill country-- Austin to San Antonio is fun to explore: history, missions, food, museums,nature--- great rivers to float. Tx is huge so some driving distance involved to get to the fun though.

I haven't spent much time in Houston but my co-blogger has-- I can ask her about Heights, if you'd like. I know she likes the museums, Nasa, shopping, arts ect in Houston.

Lindsay-with-an-A said...

Thanks, Lesa! If you wouldn't mind asking her, I'm doing as much "networking" beforehand as possible, since I don't know anyone in the area.

The humidity is going to be a problem (ack, my hair!), and the traffic as well, but I'm pretty determined to make the best of it... otherwise there's no point in going in the first place. :)

And I've heard a lot about floating rivers. I'll have to slather in sunscreen, since Coloradoans are about as pale as they come, but I'm psyched about that!

nishitak said...

Welcome to the world of tech pubs :) Hope you enjoy your new career!

DeLynne said...

Hi, Lindsay,

I asked my mother about the Heights, since she is a born Houstonite. Here is a cut and copy of her reply. I left the 'darling' just in case you needed a little mothering....

Darling, the heights is a beautiful area with charming old homes. Has a very very strong neighborhood community atmosphere. There are a few homes left that can be renovated. It is very close to downtown (location, location, etc). homes are pricey. I love that place. Tell your blogger to come on down…or up as the geography dictates..

DeLynne said...

PS my Mom does lots with the petro-chem industry and electrocution. And I'd like to point out that a couple of Americans have just asked an Australian for advice about a Texan city. It's a crazy ole cyber world.

Lindsay-with-an-A said...

@nishitak: Thank you! It's definitely a step up in my mind.

@DeLynne: Thanks, and tell your mother thanks, as well. My company's actually based in The Woodlands, but I'm not sure I'm ready to live in the suburbs quite yet... or will be, ever.

And this is just an example of the wonders of the internet... I've gotten the advice of a Texan via an Australian. I love it. :)

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