RE: More about the changes coming to tech writing

Subject: RE: More about the changes coming to tech writing
From: "Sharon Burton" <sharon -at- anthrobytes -dot- com>
To: 'Milan DavidoviÄ' <milan -dot- lists -at- gmail -dot- com>, "'Dan Goldstein'" <DGoldstein -at- cytomedix -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 6 May 2014 09:25:46 -0700

Yes, the flaws are Tech Comm has always been a second career (in the 20+ years I've been in it). I've been teaching tech comm for 16 years and almost all my students have always been working professionals who are looking to change careers or get actual training in that they fell into.

Our field has always been skewed to over 35 (again for the 20+ years I've been in it). Expecting us to be a bell curve is unrealistic, as most people do not enter this field from college as accounting people do. It's not the demographic of our field.

That said, the average age at conferences is getting older, as the people who are younger in our field seem to not be attending as often. That's an interesting problem that organizations are looking at - how to engage the younger/new people to value conferences.


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Or, can anyone point out flaws in the analysis?

--Milan DavidoviÄ

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On Tue, May 6, 2014 at 10:45 AM, Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- cytomedix -dot- com> wrote:
> But does anyone have any *data* to suggest that the number of tech writing jobs will decrease?
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