I’m nearly two months into my new job. For those of you that haven’t heard, I am a Technical Editor at DigitalOcean, a fantastic startup based in New York City. I work with a great team of people, and I help open-source enthusiasts share their knowledge through written tutorials. I’m responsible for taking their submitted tutorials and testing them out, looking for inaccuracies, security problems, or other issues a reader might encounter. As I work through them, I look for continuity problems, voice, tone, and style issues, and I often help them improve their writing skills.
This is an amazing opportunity for me because I get to teach people through writing, since our community site gets a ton of traffic, and I get to be part of an organization that has core values that directly align with mine. I also get to bring my experience in writing, editing, publication, and teaching to this organization.
Best of all, I get to work with some super smart and genuine people. There’s always someone around with a positive thing to say or knowledge to share. In previous places, I’ve always been fortunate enough to have that on my team, but it’s been rare to see that throughout the organization.
By the way, our team is hiring. Do you have strong system administration experience and love to help people improve their writing? Come work with me. And if that’s not for you, DigitalOcean has a few other opportunities as well.
This current opportunity isn’t a software development position. But don’t worry…. I’ve found ways to continue doing software development.