Re: Where is the ceiling in TW?

Subject: Re: Where is the ceiling in TW?
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- progeny -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 11:24:39 -0800

Andrew Plato wrote:

> If you are not willing to learn the more technical aspects, your options are
> pretty limited. Despite what many people may say, there really is not much of
> a market left for "non-techies". Basically, when times are tight companies
> layoff the non-techies first because they are the easiest to replace. Times
> are getting tight, so the market for positions that do not demand "techie"
> skills are rapidly drying up.

Well, there is (gasp!) marketing. Non-technical tech writers could
do very well in marketing, because their level of understanding is
appropriate to the field. Even there, though, a technical background
is useful, if only so that the geeks will talk to you (even if it's
in a parking garage at midnight, so nobody sees them talking to a
marketer) and to avoid making embarrassing mistakes.

Of course, you should only go into marketing if eternal damnation
doesn't bother you...

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