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Hmm, that's not the case at my company, where three of five managers in my
department were previously tech writers! The thinking is that 1) a tech writer
who has been with the company four or five years has a great understanding of
the product as well as the overall business logic associated with the product,
and 2) many tech writers encompass a skill set valued in management, such as
good critical thinking skills, the ability to communicate, etc. And for the
tech writer who wants to manage but not move away from the tech writing field,
there is a 'Documentation Supervisor' position which entails managing the
overall doc process.
I wonder if other companies value the talents of tech writers as much as mine?
Or are we the exception to the rule?
From: Matt Danda <mdanda2 -at- YAHOO -dot- COM>
Sent: Thursday, September 17, 1998 2:05 PM
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
Subject: Mid-level TW blues
Management positions seem to be so rare! I've met lots of team
leaders, but only a precious few technical writers with real