RE: Resolved: Technical communicators can create information

Subject: RE: Resolved: Technical communicators can create information
From: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com, Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 20:10:36 -0700 (PDT)

Perhaps so.  But at the same time the number of people employed in this country as tech writers decreased drastically because of offshoring.


--- On Mon, 6/14/10, Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com> wrote:

From: Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
Subject: RE: Resolved: Technical communicators can create information
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Monday, June 14, 2010, 8:36 AM

According to the stats returned by Wolfram Alpha
<http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=technical+writer>, the median TW
wage rose steadily during the Aughts from just under $50,000 to just
over $60,000. Considering what happens in other industries when bubbles
implode, that's not so terrible.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Keith Hood
> Sent: Sunday, June 13, 2010 4:06 PM
> To: TECHWR-L Digest; Richard Mateosian
> Subject: Re: Resolved: Technical communicators can create information
>
> We are already a commodity. It's been that way for years. No
> I don't like it but I have to acknowledge reality. We got
> commoditized in 2000 when the tech stock bubble started
> imploding and companies desperate to cut costs decided that
> Bengalis and Taiwanese would give them documents that are
> "good enough" by their definition at half the cost...
>


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