Ratio of tech writers to developers

Subject: Ratio of tech writers to developers
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: techwr-l digest recipients <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2000 10:31:11 -0700

Ratio of tech writers to developers wrote:

>For software companies, I seem to remember seeing a recommended ratio of
>tech writers to developers. I think it was 1 tech writer per 4 to 5
>developers - is that correct?

This question came up at my last job, when we were trying to
decide how many writers were needed.

The highly subjective conclusion was: 1 writer to 10-15
developers at companies where documentation is considered
important, but as high as 1 write to 30 developers in many
companies.

--
Bruce Byfield, Outlaw Communications
Contributing Editor, Maximum Linux
bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com | Tel: 604.421.7189

"I dig a ditch, I shape a stone,
Another battlement for his throne,
Another day on earth has flown,
We're all working for the Pharaoh."
-Richard Thompson, "Pharaoh"




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