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Professional Writing Careers Speaker Series #1: Andrew Dillon - Shared screen with speaker view
Daniel David Wallace
10:25
Hi Maria!
Daniel David Wallace
25:17
https://www.adobe.com/products/framemaker.html
Daniel David Wallace
26:51
https://git-scm.com
Daniel David Wallace
27:03
https://github.com
Daniel David Wallace
27:19
https://bitbucket.org
Daniel David Wallace
27:42
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSS
Daniel David Wallace
28:17
https://www.amazon.com/Non-Designers-Design-Book-4th/dp/0133966151
Daniel David Wallace
30:32
If you want to share questions in the chat, we are nearly finished the prepared interview part of the session!
Maria Juzinskas
33:36
I'm thinking about the scenario of working to an engineering company, how much of engineering do you have to know to do the technical writing?
Daniel David Wallace
33:54
https://www.writethedocs.org
Daniel David Wallace
35:48
https://www.stc.org
Daniel David Wallace
37:09
https://idratherbewriting.com
Maria Juzinskas
39:57
i have a question
Maria Juzinskas
40:06
you can
Victoria Voorhees
45:50
I am actually coming from another field (ESL teaching and college level teaching) and am not a graduate student anymore (I graduated in 2021). But I’ve always been interested in tech writing. I feel like every application for tech writing asks for 1- 2 years experience...I know you mentioned a few things about freelance work, but my concern with that is that it could be difficult to do freelance work if you already have a full-time job. Are there other ways to get into this field? Would applying as a junior tech writer be the right way to go?
Victoria Voorhees
48:25
Thank you!!
Daniel David Wallace
49:34
great question
Andrew Dillon
52:07
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1x7_ZmP0D-GqZB0TFl3InxyitS1PN5RdfH_Un-vHLJeU/edit?usp=sharing
Andrew Dillon
54:19
https://docs.google.com/document/d/19b6L2_8B31zsEH5JQP32qhXT5Ii9ejAqCRzFuQdfT-s/edit?usp=sharing
Rochelle Davis
57:37
Is markdown case sensitive?
Rochelle Davis
59:11
I'm good :)
Andrew Dillon
01:03:00
Context & directions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1x7_ZmP0D-GqZB0TFl3InxyitS1PN5RdfH_Un-vHLJeU/edit?usp=sharing
Sally Harris
01:03:05
Thank you!
Andrew Dillon
01:03:12
Sample text: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19b6L2_8B31zsEH5JQP32qhXT5Ii9ejAqCRzFuQdfT-s/edit?usp=sharing
Rochelle Davis
01:11:34
I just want to make sure I understand: are we married to the text here? Or should be edit the text as well?
Rochelle Davis
01:11:40
*we
Rochelle Davis
01:12:31
Thank you :)
Harley Campbell
01:15:39
I got really into it
Rochelle Davis
01:15:50
Yeah this is fun
Maria Juzinskas
01:15:50
i'm not ready yet
Sally Harris
01:15:52
I'm struggling with marking up the links
Daniel David Wallace
01:16:17
links are hard to figure out in this system
Daniel David Wallace
01:17:01
It's [the text the user reads](the actual url they will click)
Sally Harris
01:17:31
I think I’ve done that, but it didn't work.
Daniel David Wallace
01:17:33
Welcome to the [University of Tennessee](www.utk.edu)
Sally Harris
01:18:05
YES! Spacing was the problem!
Sally Harris
01:18:10
Thanks.
Harley Campbell
01:18:44
That threw me off. I'm used to no spaces in HTML.
Daniel David Wallace
01:22:10
First you have to download the app for your operating system. Go to pwmanager.com/download and select the package for your operating system. You can also download from the command line, which is a little faster. On Mac, use Homebrew to download the pwManager cask: brew install --cask pwmanager. On Windows, use Wget: wget https://www.pwmanager.com/download/windows.zip
Sally Harris
01:22:32
I am still ordering it into lists for actions and two ways to get it
Maria Juzinskas
01:22:37
i'm not done yet but i can share a part of it
Andrew Dillon
01:22:41
My markup: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Osvih-msL7PaFHjD_Tkw0HqsEZ-p_JNQhwbybmo7NzA/edit?usp=sharing
Andrew Dillon
01:23:03
# **pwManager** Quick Start Guide## Download the **pwManager** desktop appThe **pwManager** desktop app works on the following operating systems:- Android- Linux- iOS- macOS- Windows1. Navigate to [pwmanager.com/download](https://www.pwManager.com/download).1. Click **Download** to download the `.zip` file.<br>The website automatically identifies your operating system.1. Double-click the `.zip` file, and follow the prompts to install.
Maria Juzinskas
01:23:29
hahahaha
Maria Juzinskas
01:23:33
me too
Rochelle Davis
01:23:34
Here's mine, Daniel
Rochelle Davis
01:23:36
Don't feel too bad
Rochelle Davis
01:23:40
**Congratulations on purchasing pwManager! **It's a lightweight password manager that functions as a desktop app or browser extension.You can use pwManager to save logins, generate new passwords, create notes with sensitive information, and scan for your credentials that have been found in known data breaches.* [Click here to download for MAC](NEEDS UPDATED ADDRESS "NEEDS UPDATED ADDRESS")* [Click here to download for PC](https://www.pwmanager.com/download/windows.zip "Awesome Markdown Converter")* [Download the pwmanager browser extention](www.pwmanager.com/extensions "Browser Extention")
Maria Juzinskas
01:23:58
I wrote mine on a text but as bullet points is so much better
Harley Campbell
01:24:28
Here's the part that I did:
Harley Campbell
01:24:30
## pwManager Installation and Start GuideCongratulations on purchasing **pwManager**, your one-stop digital password manager!### Installing pwManager for Windows1. Go to [pwmanager.com/download]() and select the package for Windows.2. Install by doing xyz### Installing pwManager for Mac1. Go to [Homebrew]() and select the pwManager cask.2. Install by doing xyz>***Not sure which operating system you have? Check using [WhatIsMyBrowser.com](https://www.whatismybrowser.com/detect/what-operating-system-do-i-have)***### Adding Browser Extensions1. Links and instructions for all browser extensions can be found at [pwmanager.com/extensions]().*Note: At this time, the pwManager browser extension is only available for Chrome, Safari, Firefox, DuckDuckGo, Opera, Edge.*
Rochelle Davis
01:24:37
It looks fine to me
Maria Juzinskas
01:25:32
is html used to create a website?
Maria Juzinskas
01:26:30
Congratulations on purchasing pwManager! It's a lightweight password manager that functions as a desktop app (macOS, Windows, Linux, Android, iOS) or browser extension (Chromium-based, Safari, Firefox, DuckDuckGo, Opera, Edge).First you have to download the app for your operating system. The operating system of your computer can be Windows or MacOS, those are the most common. After figuring it out, go to pwmanager.com/download and select the package for your operating system.
Maria Juzinskas
01:26:55
You'll also need to figure it out what is the browser you are using, is it Google Chrome, or is it Mozilla Firefox? It can also be Internet Explorer. Once you find out, go to this website: www.pwmanager.com/extensions and install the extension suitable for the browser you use on a daily-basis.
Maria Juzinskas
01:27:57
probably my text has a lot of grammatical mistakes bc I couldn't proofread
Daniel David Wallace
01:28:11
great stuff Maria!
Harley Campbell
01:28:57
That's why I added the "check what operating system you have" link haha
Rochelle Davis
01:29:20
That's really smart, Harley.
Maria Juzinskas
01:30:34
So, UT doesn't have classes for technical writing, right?
Harley Campbell
01:30:34
Thanks Andrew!
Maria Juzinskas
01:30:43
or something related
Andrew Dillon
01:30:58
andrewdillonpoetry.com
Andrew Dillon
01:31:22
https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-p-dillon/
Maria Juzinskas
01:31:54
okay
Maria Juzinskas
01:31:55
thanks
Daniel David Wallace
01:33:20
https://english.utk.edu/undergrad/technical-communication-concentration.php
Daniel David Wallace
01:34:00
https://www.linkedin.com/learning/
Sally Harris
01:34:48
Thank you!