Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Me Talking about What I'm Actually Paid to Do

As you may not know (since I never had an "About Me" section until last week), I work full-time as a technical writer. I am the breadwinner of the family, and am putting my lovely husband through school (after which he'll make a butt-load more money than me, so it's all good).

I spend my business days at a great company called Fusion-io in Salt Lake City. I got the job right out of college and love working there. It's very deep in the technological sense--needless to say I've learned A LOT since being hired.

I work in the product marketing department and help with writing technical documents, blogs*, and a weekly sales newsletter. I also work a lot with the Web team to make sure things get posted to the site in an orderly (and aesthetically pleasing) fashion. Thanks to my grammatical OCD, I also created and maintain the company style guide. :)

Though I [obviously] haven't been hired to write about swords and sorcery, the job keeps me on my toes about how I word things and how documents read as a whole. It's helped my blogging skills a great deal. And it keeps that ol' editing minor of mine in constant use, so I don't get [too] rusty.

Today a tech writer, tomorrow a novelist. That's the plan, at least.

*Yes, my shirt has been photoshopped.


  1. I'll have to keep you in mind as a beta reader if ever I try to write another sci-fi book! ;) If you want, of course :) I'm not a techy person at all. This WIP caused me crazy amounts of frustration.

    Isn't it nice when you love your day job??

    And btw, I just gave you an award on my blog, if you do those sorts of things :)

  2. You write technically, and I write minutes. That's my least favorite part of the job and when I got a deputy the first thing I passed on to her. I'm so bad.