RE: Technical Writing and Software Testing

Subject: RE: Technical Writing and Software Testing
From: Kat Kuvinka <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2012 10:08:26 -0500


Well...not surprising...Test is higher up in the pecking order, isn't it?

Development > Test > Support OR Documentation fighting it out for the bottom

In light of the recent discussion about lowballing for writer rates, as I am looking for a job I also see low rates for testers and technical support. Developers (or "engineers") are still the elite in most organizations. Huh. They are no more engineers than I am.

BTW, at my last org, Testers and Developers were offered relaocation assistance, but Writers were not.

kathee


>
> It is interesting to note that I have more interaction with fellow staff members, and I get more positive reinforcement and feedback in my role as a software tester than I do as a technical writer. Gives one food for thought.
>
> I used to get this a lot:
>
> Me: "Hi, I'm the company technical writer."
> John Doe: "Oh. What's that?"
>
> I get more of this now:
>
> Me: "Hi, I'm one of your software testers."
> John Doe: "That's cool! Do you like it?"
>
> Cordially,
> Craig Cardimon
>

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