Technical Writers and Editors
Producers and Directors: $64,430 (avg.2008)
Public Relations Specialist: $52,000 (avg. 2008)
Politician: 37,000 -270,000
*These salaries are from 2008
Experimenting with ideas
Working with others
Relate to abstract ideas
Conceiving, developing &
Communications in Real Life
Name: Melissa Boyer
Job/Title: Technical writer for Poole & Associates in Annapolis
Re-purposing content to suit various audiences
Corresponding with different levels of management
Coordinating multiple projects
Questions for Melissa
Do you use a lot of what you learned from your Communications Degree?
Courses that focused on knowing your audience and writing to suit their
needs were especially helpful
Technical editing and publications management courses helped me learn
to manage projects effectively and use an information plan to meet
Document design courses also helped me present my work in a way that
would draw the audience in
Do you enjoy working in the field of Communications? Favorite Part?
Very much enjoys working in the field
Feels a sense of pride knowing somebody will be able to understand the
Favorite part is it’s a rewarding field
Directly impact a message being sent out to your audience and make it
Various fields to work in
Many skills learned
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