RE: "Surviving the Dying Career of Technical Writing"

Subject: RE: "Surviving the Dying Career of Technical Writing"
From: Ealasaid Haas <ehaas -at- adaptiveinsights -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2016 19:38:02 +0000

De-lurking to say: I'm a tech writer with 10 years of experience, and since I posted my resume online a couple weeks ago, I've had calls from a handful of recruiters with technical writing gigs for me to apply to. I've also found a bunch of places to apply listed on various sites. I'm in Portland, OR, which has WAY fewer companies than Silicon Valley (where I grew up and got most of my experience) and is just plain smaller, even if you add in Beaverton and Hillsboro. I dunno what's happening elsewhere, but up here things are pretty good for tech writers. :)

-Ealasaid

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Subject: Re: "Surviving the Dying Career of Technical Writing"

That was my first impression. More job postings are looking for local candidates with strong English skills. I think that the Indian dominance that has been present in IT for a few years may start to wane.

The authors of this article are also making comparisons between technical writing and other types of technical writing. Changing the type of technical writing, as they have done, does not suggest that technical writing has died, it suggests that technical writing has spawned, so the field is growing.



On 3/21/2016 6:31 AM, Dan Goldstein wrote:
> Well, technical writing is still a fast-growing field in the US. But the two authors are based in India, so perhaps the field is dying there.

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References:
"Surviving the Dying Career of Technical Writing": From: Cardimon, Craig
RE: "Surviving the Dying Career of Technical Writing": From: Dan Goldstein
Re: "Surviving the Dying Career of Technical Writing": From: Lauren

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