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Subject:Re: Need input for career decisions From:Robert Plamondon <robert -at- PLAMONDON -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 16 Nov 1995 07:21:24 PST
>My career questions revolve around the other documenters I meet (mostly
>STC members) and the projects that they are involved in. Almost everyone
>I talk to is strictly into software or telecommunications documentation.
>They warn me that I'm backing myself into a corner by concentrating on
>electromechanical hardware and encourage me to make a change.
While it's never easy to find a good technical writer, it's easier to
find one for a software product than a hardware or hardware/software
product. I believe that the bulk of technical writers avoid complex
hardware like the plague, and that the hardware corner of the field
has more opportunity per writer than the software side.
Robert Plamondon * President/Managing Editor, High-Tech Technical Writing, Inc.
36475 Norton Creek Road * Blodgett * Oregon * 97326
robert -at- plamondon -dot- com * (541) 453-5841 * Fax: (541) 453-4139