Re: STC certification program

Subject: Re: STC certification program
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 20:26:49 -0700

It depends on what definition of "contractor" you're using. Some pretty big companies like HP have essentially fired all their staff technical writers and outsourced the work. There are still warm bodies coming into the office, but they aren't company employees and they turn over at warp speed as they arrive needing short-term work and leave as they find "real" jobs. I know very few people in these positions who are working this way by choice.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message ----- From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Friday, October 21, 2011 8:01 PM
Subject: RE: STC certification program

I haven't seen the data on trends in tech writing. But anecdotally, it
seems to me that the choice between contracting and full-time
employment is a function of the TW's personality as much as it is of the
industry sector. Geography probably plays a strong role, too.


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