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EML Alum Shares Stories of Her Work in Technical Writing

March 19, 2014

Gloria Scammel, a graduate of the Technical and Business Writing Program here in the EML department, visited campus to speak with students about her experiences as a technical writer for Ethicon, a medical device manufacturer located here in San Angelo.

Scammel described her day-to-day work responsibilities, which involve developing training materials, incident reports, and various other technical documents.

Additionally, Scammel offered job hunting advice for students interested in entering the technical writing profession after graduation.

When asked how well her course work in the Technical and Business Writing program prepared her for the work she performs in her career, Scammel replied that her courses helped her develop many of the skills and work habits she relies on every day. She told students in the room that the courses they are taking now will definitely prepare them for work in the technical writing field.

The EML department is very proud of Scammel, and we are thankful that she took the time to speak with our students.

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