RE: Somewhat OT: Tech Writers vs. other writers

Subject: RE: Somewhat OT: Tech Writers vs. other writers
From: "Victoria Nuttle" <vnuttle -at- cauto -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 09:46:05 -0500

>The only other category that might come close is journalist, IMO.

Ooooh no.... starting pay for journalism gigs, even with a college
degree, is often below the poverty line. From what I know talking to
journalists as I was trying to decide between journalism & tech writing,
you get up in the pay scale a lot faster with a technical writing gig.
In the current job market I don't know what a starting technical writer
gets, but I know when I started out a few year ago, I was easily making
$10-$15K over what I would in a newspaper or magazine job as a technical
writer. And in this job, I even get to have ethics and stick to them.

Victoria J. Nuttle
Technical Writer, Creative Automation
vnuttle -at- cauto -dot- com


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