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Yukon Jack 07-17-2006 10:55 PM

Technical writer
Golden Ink is not currently looking for a technical writer. Thanks to everyone who inquired and to those who provided feedback on the web-site . . . which is being rebuilt.

lapson 08-04-2006 02:33 AM

Again, why don't include the location of the job?

Lord Ghost 08-15-2006 11:28 AM

It's a job you don't need to physically be there for.

It's for writing up technical documents, logically, you could do that from home.



archtoad6 08-15-2006 11:32 AM


Originally Posted by Yukon Jack
Part-time position, hourly or contract.

I'd be interested if I knew where it is.
Or can I tele-commute?

Any chance you'd read a few of my posts & decide if I'd fit your needs?

techwatcher 08-15-2006 07:35 PM

I was a tech writer (or 'consulting documentation specialist') over 20 years in Manhattan. Now I'm disabled, and living 'down South' but -- of course -- still able to write. (My monitor and keyboard are suspended over my bed.)

Although I haven't yet learned a lot about Linux, if you find someone with really excellent tech skills, I could contribute the excellent English and formatting. That is, I would be a great editor of any existing tech documents. (I used to fulfill contracts to do just that.) I'm highly reliable; always meet deadlines as long as they are almost reasonable. ;)

I really hate Word, though; would it be okay to work in OpenOffice? Or to produce the document as HTML? The latter is often a great solution these days. CSS is very good for formatting, and HTML is a near-universal solution for printing across platforms. Also, of course, it offers the easiest path to making documentation available online, or very cheap to deliver (no printing costs). :)

Yukon Jack 08-16-2006 01:56 PM

Work from home . . . wherever home is

Originally Posted by Lord Ghost
It's a job you don't need to physically be there for.

Thanks, and yes you can 'do' this job from anywhere as long as you have a recent copy of MS Office PowerPoint and Word (XP or 2003) plus broadband access to the net.

Yukon Jack 08-16-2006 02:01 PM


Originally Posted by archtoad6
I'd be interested if I knew where it is.
Or can I tele-commute?

Please note my reply to Lord Ghost, and send me an email with a sample of your technical writing and references.


Yukon Jack 08-16-2006 02:12 PM


Originally Posted by techwatcher
I was a tech writer. Now I'm disabled, and living 'down South' but -- of course -- still able to write. (My monitor and keyboard are suspended over my bed.)

This might work for you . . . but we have to submit docs in word/powerpoint format so OpenOffice is not an option for the final submittal. Sometimes we do web based projects that are html based but we use a template that interacts with DreamWeaver. I support your thinking about 'open systems' but our major client, like most corporations, is 60 years behind the learning technology.

Unfortunately, the deadlines are never reasonable . . .

Send me a note

thomas-linuxing 08-29-2006 05:49 PM

is this job age restricted? I am 15 and know my way around linux, i have xp and office 2003 too. I don't know the level of technical expertise needed but i also know my way around google too :) .
I can't provide references but i can give a decent report card.
I am probably not who you are looking for due to the references aspect but i can meet deadlines so long as they are not ridiculous.

Yukon Jack 08-30-2006 03:56 PM


Originally Posted by thomas-linuxing
is this job age restricted?

Hey Tom,

No the job is not age restricted, but my concern it that it might interrupt your homework and social life.

Send me a note at

benjithegreat98 09-05-2006 02:41 PM

Hi Jack, I went to your Golden Ink site, and it resizes my windows. You might want to tell your web developer that is very rude. And quite frankly a turn off. I had my window the size that I wanted it and he resized it for me.

I'm not saying this for an apology or anything stupid like that, I just wanted to let you know that could be a turn off for a potential client. It's too easy to hit the X button when you don't like a site on the internet.

juanctes 10-19-2006 08:35 AM

another thing that u migth want to change is that the mouse must be the hole time above an item to enable it to be read... otherwise it goes back to the main text. it's annoying.

lesleyb 05-02-2007 10:54 AM

Are you aware that Open Office writes out to M$ formats?

Yukon Jack 05-03-2007 09:15 AM

Open Office writes out to M$
Thanks Lesley,

We are exploring the Open Office option. At the moment we have limited experience, but it seems that the work required to reformat the docs into the client's required template outweighs the benefits.

Send me a note at

mshaiju 05-09-2007 04:58 AM

What is the scope of technical writing in India?

I am from Chennai, India.

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