Qi, tell us about yourself
I currently work on an assignment at a global telecommunications client where I create technical documentation. As an on-site Technical Writer, a usual working day does not only contain developing product information but also contains different rounds of meetings with engineers, discussions with editors after product information reviews.
Why have you chosen IT? Did you have a role model or did you open up this area by yourself?
I think the cutting-edge technology is the engine of social development, and that is the main reason for me to involve in IT and IT-related industries. I opened up this area totally by myself, from being a technical translator to being a technical writer. I have gained technical knowledge in terms of software, hardware, and telecommunications, which is beneficial to my information development work.
What do you value the most in your work?
The things I value the most in my work is the communication environment – a place welcoming discussions, questions, and different opinions. Discussions help the team members to better understand the specific feature, to draw an efficient solution, and to keep everything on track.
Technical Writer is all about making choices, how to filter information, how to clarify the technical procedures and features, and all these aim to lead readers to understand documents easier and clearer.
WHAT WOULD YOU ADVISE YOUNG GIRLS WHO ARE JUST DECIDING ON THEIR CAREER?
Don’t be afraid to open up an industry that you don’t know quite well. Everything can be handled if you have a strong willingness to learn. Just learn as much as you can during your everyday work. Maybe you will hesitate to make career decisions from the very beginning, but believe me, things will get better after your first try.
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