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Bonita White wonders: <<Recently I overheard someone talking about a
freelance book titled, How to make $100,000/year as a Technical Writer or
something similar. If anyone has the correct title/where I can actually
find the book, I would appreciate it.>>
The book's written by Peter Kent, and the title is "Making money in
technical writing". Pop over to www.poorrichard.com for a list of Peter's
books and online ordering information. I've read several of Peter's books,
and have been very impressed with their quality.
"Technical writing... requires understanding the audience, understanding
what activities the user wants to accomplish, and translating the often
idiosyncratic and unplanned design into something that appears to make
sense."--Donald Norman, The Invisible Computer