Re: Outlook for the future
I am new to the Technical Writing field and have a question to pose. WhatI suspect that the bottom end of the field is going to be squeezed out in the next few years. As another list member said to me a couple of months ago, the days of writers whose sole contribution is to cut and paste "Press OK to continue" are numbered.
do you see as the outlook for the Technical Writing field in general. I
have 5 years of experience in Systems Administration and really got burned
out on it. My interest lies in Technical Writing and am taking classes,
learning RoboHelp and other graphic programs, joined STC, and doing
everything I can to absorb information. I am hoping that I am making a good
career transition. I see ads on Monster for salaries in the 20Ks and get a
However, any technical writers with technical expertise are always going to be in demand. People who have both knowledge and the ability to communicate it are rare, and, bar some miraculous transformation in humanity, always will be.
In other words, don't turn your back on your sysadmin experience just yet. Make sure that it's prominently listed on your technical writing resume, and you should do fine.
Bruce Byfield bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com 604.421.7177
"In this case, justice sure was blind,
At least blind to human suffering,
They said they'd put us in our place
And I guess they weren't bluffing."
- James Keelaghan, "Small Rebellions"
Buy or upgrade to RoboHelp X3 today and receive the WebHelp
Merge Module for FREE ($299 value). RoboHelp X3's all-new
features include conditional text, completely re-engineered
printed documentation output, Context-sensitive Help Toolkit,
single-source layouts, and more!
Order online today at http://www.ehelp.com/techwr-l
You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as:
archive -at- raycomm -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Send administrative questions to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/ for more resources and info.
Outlook for the future: From: Caldwell, Shannon
Previous by Author:
Re: Teaching a writing class for co-workers
Next by Author: Re: Simple crack of Word protected files: RTF
Previous by Thread: Outlook for the future
Next by Thread: RE: Outlook for the future
Visit TechWhirl's Other Sites