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BTW, engineers can't write documentation. That's why the world needs tech
> Does anyone know a percentage for how fast technical writing is
> growing. Maybe like in the last 5 years. Do you know were I can
> easily find the information? By how fast, I'm thinking more along
> the lines as a profession, not engineers who write documentation.
> Tracy James
> o9ar -at- sdsumus -dot- sdstate -dot- edu
Marvin W. Miller
Technical Communications Group
Sony Systems Engineering Center - San Jose, CA
marvin -at- sec -dot- sel -dot- sony -dot- com
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