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My suggestion is move to Canada! A starting techwriter salary for a new
grad in Toronto is around $35,000 range (which for new grad jobs is a
really good salary, about $18/hr), plus benefits, and there are lots of
jobs. (Although with the exchange rate it works out to about $25,000
PLUS - we now have snow, ice, and below zero temperatures!
-If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space-