RE: Future trends in technical writing?

Subject: RE: Future trends in technical writing?
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2006 09:52:53 -0500

Hi Dave,

What's the factual basis for your career counselor's suggestion? Her/his
own professional experience in tech writing? Some sort of industry
survey, perhaps?

The vast majority of TECHWR-Lers who respond to surveys work in IT (see Unless the Luddites come back and start
torching server farms, that's likely to continue.

But all of this is beside the point. Go tell your career counselor that
there are already plenty of tech writing jobs in sectors other than IT.
The best tech writing jobs are in whatever sector most interests you. If
you're good, that sector is the future of *your* technical writing.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Till
> Sent: Sunday, November 26, 2006 9:05 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Future trends in technical writing?
> Hi, everybody. I was curious about future trends in technical writing
> employment.
> Recently, a career counselor I was talking with suggested that the
> future of technical writing would likely be in sectors other
> than the IT sector. Do you agree with this? And, if you do, where do
> you see technical writers being employed a few years down the road?

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