For QA as a tech writer one of the best ways in for you will be getting involved in reviews of requirements via walkthroughs and possibly user acceptance testing with prototypes of systems if you are writing the user documentation. Another option is get involved in Beta testing of products as an introduction.
Alan Richardson has a good presentation on beta testing at www.compendiumdev.co.uk
Of course if we knew a bit more about the situation we could talior the advice a bit more, if there is a test departement where you are talk to them as a starter [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Originally posted by Savitha_Perni: I am a technical writer and wanna step into QA world. I have no idea how to proceed, can anyone help me out.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">I'm sorry to sound pessimistic but there are two sides to every coin. I have been in SQA for 15 years and my experience now it that is a contracting field with fewer opportunities. Many companies now want "QA" people with developer type experience to create scripts using things like perl, TCL, Java, etc. It seems to me now that the field to get into with more opportunities and money is web development. You can try QA as a stepping stone but personally I would go right into development now instead.