RE: Interface editing

Subject: RE: Interface editing
From: jimmy -at- breck-mckye -dot- com
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 03:34:52 +0000

Ah, well, now you've put me on the spot.

But, from what I've seen... yes. Designer roles typically have better salaries. There also seems to be more permanent positions (which matters to some of us).

Another thing to say - again, possibly controversial - is that whilst it's hard to move up from a tech author role, organizations seem more amenable to letting UX folk into product development and BA positions, as well as the typical front-end development trajectory. Again, it's always nice to have that option.

Really, though, I think the technical writing field should identify itself as a subset of usability practice anyway. The deliverables are different but the kinds of decisions are extremely similar, and both fields lose out by not being exposed to the ideas of the other.

On 10.01.2012 01:49, Steve Janoff (non-Celgene) wrote:

It's my understanding that it's a more lucrative card.

Would you agree?

Thanks,

Steve

On Saturday, January 07, 2012 1:05 PM, Jimmy Breck-McKye wrote:

... as a technical writer who became a user experience designer ...

... More cynically, if technical writing jobs become more scarce in your area, it's always nice to have a second card to play.

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