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Is there any industry accepted method for calculating how many tech writers
are required to maintain a certain number of documentation pages? I realize
these would be rough guidelines, but is there a page count per writer that
seems reasonable? Right now, I'm a tech pubs department of one. I'm
maintaining about 2,000 pages of user documentation and spec sheets on
existing products, plus developing new documentation as new products are
introduced. I want to have the conversation with my manager about how/when
to expand the tech pubs group, but wanted to cite industry guidelines if
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