Reality Check Time

Subject: Reality Check Time
From: Mary Deaton <m_deaton -at- KWARE -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1999 14:54:54 -0700

I am cross-posting this because the original question was cross-posted and
because there was a very interesting pattern to the responses.

On the Tech Writers alias, most people agreed with me that $65,000 per year
is alot to pay a technical writer except in very senior, management or
specialised fields.

On the WinHelp alias, most people seemed to feel $65,000 was not
unreasonable. Is that because many of the people on WinHlp-L are not
classified as technical writers by their companies, but as developers? Or
because they are programmers who also happen to do Help and are, therefore,
being paid as programmers?

Inquiring minds want to know.

And for those of you who found my comments unacceptable, KNOWware writers
get paid in much the same salary range as Microsoft employee writers, and
more than many Microsoft contractors.

Mary Deaton
President, KNOWware, LLC
(206) 682-6113
* Smart User Assistance and Training
* Microsoft MVP for HTML Help
* Program Associate, Winwriters 2000 Online Conference
* Speaker, Help Technology Conference,

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