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I was given a writing test. The test included three poorly organized technical writing passages that I was instructed to rewrite. Great idea to add this and something I have never seen in a technical writing interview. Typically you're just asked for samples and those are used to evaluate your ability as a writer.

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I rewrote each of the passages, reorganizing the content and attempting to apply a minimalist style.

How do you plan to ensure that your focus is always on improving the customer experience?

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How would you deal with people freaking out to meet the deadline for a USAID proposal?

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How many words are in a good sentence? This was asked by an absolute idiot who was rude. This is also incorrect and she insisted this was correct, despite having never been a writer professionally in her life (her admission). Oh well, just remember the answer I guess.

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What was your grade point average?

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Pretend that I'm a product manager and interview me about a new product to figure out how to structure the help content for the product.

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What are some ways you'd help developers provide feedback?

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Explain the difference in approach between SOAP and restful APIs, and how you'd approach such a transition when writing developer documentation.

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Which industries have I worked in as a Technical Writer. What was my level of telecom experience. Discuss recent positions and responsibilities.

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What kind of tree would you be?

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