Re: Current industry trends for technical writers

Subject: Re: Current industry trends for technical writers
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
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Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:29:36 -0700

Pretty much anything where consumer and end-user interfaces have been becoming more automated - the very areas where jobs writing user docs have been evaporating. Because all the things that end users used to have to figure out from the manuals are now going on "under the hood," and need to be documented.

WRT to the "cloud model," I've been doing some work for a start-up in this area, and the docs are really not significantly different from writing any other client/server documentation. There's extra lines and arrows on the flow charts to show that the servers are "floating" on soft, puffy clouds somewhere away from the clients, but otherwise, they might just as well be 80s-era mainframe/client systems.

Gene Kim-Eng

On 6/15/2016 7:33 AM, Rich D wrote

I'm looking a technical areas that may be needing more technical writers in
the future, such as cloud-based technologies and security. Does anyone have
experience or suggestions on which areas might need more writers now and in
the future?

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