I am currently enrolled in a technical writing class, and my first assignment is to interview a technical writer about a few basic job-related things. I have pasted my questions below if anyone would be so wonderful as to actually email me (email@example.com) with their answers. Feel free to skip any questions if they're too probing.
Length of time at current job:
Length of time as technical writer:
What drew you to technical writing?
What are some of your favorite things about your job?
What are some of your least favorite or more challenging things about your job?
What is a typical work day like for you?
Do you ever freelance or work from home?
Are you able to strike a good work/life balance? When is your job most stressful?
Do you see yourself advancing to other positions at any point? Are there opportunities for this within your company?
What tools do you use as part of your job? Have you received any specialized training?
What advice would you give to aspiring technical writers?