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> On Aug 1, 2018, at 9:01 AM, Nina Rogers <janina -dot- rogers -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Our company is looking for someone who can both do tech writing (software
> documentation, Help Center management, forum management, etc.) and design
> training courses. To me, this sounds like two jobs in one--a tech
> writer/software documentation person and an instructional designer. So I'm
> just throwing this question out there because I don't know the answer: Is
> it pretty standard for tech writers to have training design experience (and
> to have both job responsibilities in a single job), or is instructional
> design typically considered a wholly separate specialty?
> I think the people writing the ad are thinking that tech writing would take
> up about 60% of the job while training design would take up 25% and other
> tasks would take up about 15%. I see training design as a much bigger
> thing, since it includes determining the best training methods, developing
> the materials (including video courses), developing assessment strategies,
> etc. (I have teaching/education experience outside of my tech-writing life,
> and I know from that experience that course design for multiple audiences
> can be complicated.)
> Would love to hear from anyone who does both tech writing and training
> course design for insight. Thanks!
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