Note to readers: This was then (the late 1990s).
I will be addressing the issue of technical writing philosophy among other issues. In the interim, you might find the following link helpful: https://joelsolkoff.com/my-experience-as-a-technical-writer/
Currently, l am writing documentation for a complicated electrical mobility tool. Ever since 1990, when my family and I relocated to the Research Triangle area of North Carolina, I have written documentation on a regular basis working for such companies as Nortel Networks, IBM, Schlumberger/Sema, and three start-ups in the Silicon Valley (a place where my heart resides).
The following example dates from 1995, one of the most difficult years of my life. Certainly, I would not have made public any document that is classified (as is the one below) if time did not make such classification moot.
This is KLA-Tancor now (2020)
What follows are examples of the documentation work I did for KLA in the 1990s
What makes this sample useful is that it represents, as I will discuss, the best example of an optimal organizational structure to produce documentation. Since writing, KLA has merged with Tancor. I will always be grateful to KLA-Tancor for making possible the production of quality documentation unequaled by subsequent experience that made me write poetry in frustration.