Who are you?
Over the last year or so, ninety people attended events held by STC-Montreal. The Facebook page for STC-Montreal has 70 fans. Yesterday, a couple hundred people visited this site to read the proposal for a new organization for technical writers.
So who are you all?
Many of you I have met, and some I know well. But I’m curious — what brought you here? What brought you to this career, to this community, and to this page?
For myself, I applied for a job in technical writing in 1993 because I wasn’t making much money as a journalist. I discovered STC-Montreal during that first job. Since then, I have worked in multiple fields as a tech writer, also as an information architect, web designer and photographer. I spent five years working for myself.
And all the way through it, the community of technical writers in Montreal was a constant presence in my life. Thanks to that community, I found work. I discovered public speaking. I found love, and married a wonderful woman who is also a technical writer. I want to see if there’s a way to continue to contribute to that community.
Who are you? What do you want? Where are you going?