This isn't really a portfolio. I like to think of it more as a place for me to include a few examples of things I've written so that when the existential dread sets in, I can comfort myself with tangible proof of the mark I've left on the world.
I currently work as a tech writer at Atlassian. Contrary to popular belief, I actually write very little technical documentation. Instead, my primary focus is making our software easier to understand.
Some of what this includes is being involved in the design process, planning how information is surfaced, writing UI copy, participating in customer research, speaking with our customers on forums to understand their challenges and answer their questions, and writing both official documentation and other content around best practices.
*Because of the CMS we use, a lot of the official Atlassian documentation that I write doesn't have my id on it because it uses the id of the person who initially created that version of the docs.
Back when I was younger I did a lot of writing about music, arts, and events for various music publications and city guides.
I also had a stint as a sub-editor at Purple Sneakers, which involved writing a high volume of articles with sometimes less than an hour of turnaround time.
I would, additionally, edit other writers' work and published them on our blog, which was built on Wordpress, and I rewrote our writing guidelines.
I occassionally wrote a few pieces for university magazines, to submit to competitions, and for various other little things where there were either prizes or payment in the form of free things.
I was young, and they'd always tell you 'You can use this in your portfolio!'
I'd like to mention that I once won first, second, and third prize in the Dorothea Mackellar poetry competition. No, I was not the only entrant.
I also, on two occassions, wrote into magazines, and both times I won 'Letter of the Month'.
One was Sunday Life, for which I won $1000 worth of prizes, while the other was Travel 3Sixty, which won me a non-transferable voucher that could only be used at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
As I'd just left Malaysia and the value of the voucher was less than the cost of a ticket back, this voucher, sadly, never got used.
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