TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Subject:Re: WAS: Did I overreact? From:"Dana Worley" <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com> To:TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Thu, 01 Jun 2006 10:02:56 -0600
On Wednesday, May 31, 2006, Me Too wrote:
> Heck, inside a lot of hi-tech companies there are lots of people who
> don't really understand what a technical writer *does.*
A few years ago someone sent an email to our "everyone" list about
a flyer for a "financial planning for women" seminar that had been
posted on a public bulletin board. This person was upset because
women were being treated "special". Anyway, since this person
posted publicly, I responded publicly.
I had someone approach me later, who complimented me on the
well-written response. She then asked, "have you ever thought
about being a writer for a living?".
I didn't know whether to laugh or cry ;)
And back to the original question, $40K for an entry or mid level
tech writing position, in many areas of the country, would not be too
bad. I accepted my original position here in Utah at substantially
Manager, Software Support Group
Campbell Scientific, Inc.
Microsoft MVP, Windows Help 2003-2006
WebWorks ePublisher Pro for Word features support for every major Help
format plus PDF, HTML and more. Flexible, precise, and efficient content
delivery. Try it today!. http://www.webworks.com/techwr-l