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Subject:Re: Job Futures for Tech Writing From:Romay Jean Sitze <rositze -at- NMSU -dot- EDU> Date:Wed, 30 Nov 1994 10:23:31 -0700
On Tue, 29 Nov 1994 ej0 -at- NOTIS -dot- COM wrote:
> I am in the process of investigating tech writing jobs, and I have had several
> people in the business state that the future (and near future at that) of tech
> writing is primarily in contract work.
I've heard this also. I would be interested--and perhaps others would also
be--in learning more about the experiences of those who are involved in
contract work. Will it provide steady employment, i.e., can one be
self-supportive or do you need a second income from some other source to
make it? How do you obtain contracts? I know at least one writer is
using an online resume to obtain contracts. What about others? Or other
ways to get the word out? How much time do you spend marketing your
skills? I'm sure there are numerous other questions that might apply, but
these are starters.