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BTS 15: From Studying Arts to $350 per Technical Article.

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Hello, my name is David Omitayo and I’m currently a front-end developer and Technical writer.

This was my original career path, I read mass communications at university school and I started into tech very recently. About a year ago to be precise.

How did you get into technical writing?

6 months into coding, I know I was ready but there was no job. I needed money so I just started applying to technical writing gigs.

I applied to 3 different tech companies among which was LogRocket. LogRocket actually didn’t accept my application. When I sent them an email, they replied with a rejection email and a  link to a sheet where they post topics they need on their blog. 

That’s how I started writing for Logrocket.

What are some of your best experiences as a technical writer?

Well, I don’t really have a lot of bad or good experiences. I have only had one other role and they didn’t pay me as much as Logrocket paid me which pays me 350$ per article. 

Any advice for upcoming technical writers?

A lot of people are afraid to get into technical writing. That was the problem I had at first. But over time, I learned that technical writing is not something complex.

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