Re: Trouble finding work

Subject: Re: Trouble finding work
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 16:44:33 -0700

----- Original Message -----
From: <arroxaneullman -at- aol -dot- com>

> As mentioned previously, there are usually two types of tech writers:
> 1- the engineer/programmer with a TW certification
> 2- the English/Journalism major with a back door into high-tech (e.g.,
> a hobbiest techie).

Actually, my experience is that tech writers are much more experience-
diverse than that. It's the *companies* that seem to fall into easy-to-
define categories.

> Depending upon your experience and education, you may want to consider
> a Master's in Tech Comm. You'd not only be ahead of those journalism
> "kids" who write computer games for fun, but you could more easily
> convince the HR folks to pay what you want.

In no company that I have managed for has HR determined what a
writer's salary would be. As a manager, I am presented with a range
of grades and compensations, and I select from them based on what
background and experience I conclude a given position requires from a
successful candidate and what a given candidate has.

Gene Kim-Eng


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