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The Insider's Guide to Technical Writing by Krista Van Laan

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WFH: The Other Side

Technical writers, more than others, often feel that an expectation of the job is to be able to work from home, if not daily, then one or two days a week. It is an expectation that many technical writers ask about during a job interview. Although a lot of technical writers might think that WFH is a job entitlement, the manager and the company don’t always feel the same way.

Way back in Chapter 3, “Having the Write Stuff,” I mentioned the importance of being part of the business. This means not only understanding what’s important to your company, but also acting as if you’re part of the company. If you expect to share in salary increases and bonuses, you have to give yourself some visibility. Look around you and get a sense ...

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