Re: Programmer/Writers?

Subject: Re: Programmer/Writers?
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 09:00:28 -0800

There are some areas where programmers and technical
writers sprouted like weeds during the height of the dotcom
era and the demand since the end of it has never recovered.
If you think these rates are low, check the rates for "technical
writer" jobs where the requirements don't include any
programming or other technical skills. I've seen ads as low
as $12/hr. Most go unfilled for long periods of time, but the
fact that anyone thinks it's worth the time and effort to post
them in the first place is still telling.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>

> You talk about earning more, etc., and that sounds great. So, I wonder
> why the rates listed at the top of you web page are so low:
> Visual Basic .NET utility programming and
> Rapid Application Development (RAD) - $25/hr
> Enterprise Web Design and Development - $20/hr
> Technical Writing - Technical Editing - $20/hr
> Why the disconnect?


ComponentOne Doc-To-Help 2009 is your all-in-one authoring and publishing
solution. Author in Doc-To-Help's XML-based editor, Microsoft Word or
HTML and publish to the Web, Help systems or printed manuals.

Help & Manual 5: The complete help authoring tool for individual
authors and teams. Professional power, intuitive interface. Write
once, publish to 8 formats. Multi-user authoring and version control!

You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
or visit

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 for more resources and info.

Please move off-topic discussions to the Chat list, at:

RE: Programmer/Writers: From: Technical Writer
Programmer/Writers?: From: Geoff Hart
RE: Programmer/Writers?: From: Technical Writer
RE: Programmer/Writers?: From: Leonard C. Porrello

Previous by Author: Re: Programmer/Writers
Next by Author: Re: Programmer/Writers
Previous by Thread: Programmer/Writers? (Take II)
Next by Thread: Re: Programmer/Writers

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads