Re: Source for statistics on the technical writing field

Subject: Re: Source for statistics on the technical writing field
From: Elaine Garnet <2egarnet -at- rogers -dot- com>
To: john rosberg <john_rosberg -at- hotmail -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2009 09:01:35 -0400

I wouldn't mind knowing either. It might confirm some of the things I
already suspect.


On 3-Aug-09, at 8:25 AM, john rosberg wrote:

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> Tech Writer of the Beast wrote . . . .
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>> I would like to obtain some good statistics on the following:
>>
>> Average age?of employed technical writers at large corporations.
>> Length of time technical writers commonly stay in the field.
>> Average age of new hires at large corporations and whether it has
>> changed since 2000.
>> Wage declines (or increases) for technical writers at large
>> corporations over, say, the last decade or perhaps since 2000.
>> Decrease in numbers of technical writers at large corporations
>> since 2000.
>> Outsourcing of technical writing positions since 2000, including
>> information about the countries to which the jobs are outsourced.
>> Anyone know what is the best bet for reliable information on such
>> things?
>> ?
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> I suspect you may receive a little more data if you gave some idea
> about the use to which you wil to put this information, and who you
> are.
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