Re: Big bucks in tech writing

Subject: Re: Big bucks in tech writing
From: johanne -dot- cadorette -at- locusdialog -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2002 14:15:00 -0600

Bruce asked:
> How many people are content with being a technical writer? Do people see
> themselves as being tech-writers for the rest of their working lives? Or
> do they hope to move into another field or into management? If they do
> plan to move away from technical writing, what do they plan to do next?
> Ultimately?

Tech writing's been good, I've learned sooooo much in the last year alone.
Lucky enough to have had a solid gig for two years now.

Content varies depending on the day, but I can't imagine doing anything,
let alone this, for the rest of my life. Not interested in the corporate
ladder, since climbing usually involves sacrificing anything important in
life. Will most likely change fields at some point, this week's
possibilities include massage therapy and interior design. What can I say?
Used to want to be a freelance writer but got tired of writing features
for $100 on topics I really didn't are about.

Funny someone should mention being a cop: they were recruiting in the
subway last week in Montreal and I actually thought, gee, if the outfits
were a little snazzier...

Ultimately, I think John P has got the right idea though: except for me,
it's a small house in Hawaii with hammock and a couple of boogie boards on
the porch. Except no DSL server, just a winning lottery ticket.

Johanne Cadorette

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