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Last time I checked a list was on MSN, they had technical writing listed as #12 or #13 in the most desirable jobs category.....of course they had software developer listed as #1...so take that for what it's worth! :)
> Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2007 11:50:37 -0500> From: maker -at- verizon -dot- net> Subject: Tech Writing a Growing Field?> To: tklukewich -at- sbcglobal -dot- net; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> > Troy K said, in another thread:> > > >All things considered, there are more ups than downs in technical writing and it is one of the top, growing professions. > > And I'm wondering if anyone knows if that is still the case. It was certainly so before the crash of 2000 and the advent of outsourcing. (My last contract ended when the writing was sent to CANADA, and the remaining US writers turned into managers-of-outsourced-documents rather than tech writers.)> > Is tech writing still seen as a desirable profession, and are our numbers still growing in the US?> > Just wonderin'> > --Nancy> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^> > Create HTML or Microsoft Word content and convert to Help file formats or > printed documentation. Features include single source authoring, team authoring,> Web-based technology, and PDF output. http://www.DocToHelp.com/TechwrlList> > Now shipping: Help & Manual 4 with RoboHelp(r) import! New editor,> full Unicode support. Create help files, web-based help and PDF in up> to 106 languages with Help & Manual: http://www.helpandmanual.com> > ---> You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as melmis36 -at- hotmail -dot- com -dot- > > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> or visit http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/options/techwr-l/melmis36%40hotmail.com> > > To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> > Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit> http://www.techwr-l.com/ for more resources and info.>
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