RE: Job market and career

Subject: RE: Job market and career
From: "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: "'Al Geist'" <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>, "'m d'" <iowa_tech_writer -at- hotmail -dot- com>, <linburrows -at- tiscali -dot- co -dot- uk>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 11:26:11 -0800

> From: Al Geist

> Both outsourcing and off-shoring are the result of
> globalization. It has
> nothing to do with the potential demise of technical writing,
> but it will
> affect your future pay scale.

Is that a positive effect or a negative effect? Occasionally, there is a
flurry of requests for "plain-English" technical writers from companies that
specify "no H-1 Visa support." My guess is that these jobs are possibly in
response to companies with documentation that was out-sourced or off-shored
to the extent that it is now unintelligible. This would seem like a good
opportunity for a contract technical writer to build a client-base and
subsequently charge a higher rate.



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