Re: Linked-In: Your Skills' Desirability Is Cratering Year Over Year

Subject: Re: Linked-In: Your Skills' Desirability Is Cratering Year Over Year
From: Roberta Hennessey <rahennessey -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Laura Lemay <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 13:36:03 -0500

Laura,

Can you point us to any good sites | articles on the future trends in Tech
Writing?

Bobbi

On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 1:09 PM, Laura Lemay <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com> wrote:

>
> On Feb 1, 2012, at 8:57 AM, Nancy Allison wrote:
> > Do you think the stats are misleading?
>
> The stats sound about right to me. With fewer tech writer jobs people
> will leave tech writing. And the tech writer jobs that are available are
> usually not, in my experience, as reliant on traditional documentation
> tools (FM, online help, Acrobat).
>
> It would be interesting to see the numbers for, say, wikis, camtasia,
> business analysis, training, etc.
>
> XML has declined not because of tech writers per se but because it's
> become less popular in tech in general. Less verbose formats are becoming
> far more popular, especially amongst the sort of aggressive change-is-good
> top-teir programmers who use linkedin a lot.
>
> Laura
>
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