In telecom in the town I'm in, it's a rare thing to find a company (even a tier 1 telco, both American-owned and Japanese-owned) with a solid tech writing staff in place. The vast majority of tech writing jobs at all levels in this town in telecom are contract only, and they're almost all subject to frequent upheaval via organizational changes. I can't say much about other industries, because I'm too narrow - I've done nothing but telecom work for over a decade.
Rene Stephenson Bill Swallow <techcommdood at gmail.com> wrote: I don't buy your "few companies" generalization. Perhaps small pre-IPO companies and the like, but I've not met an established company that didn't have a solid tech writing staff in place. On 10/10/07, Chris Borokowski wrote: > My prediction is that it will be a partial disaster, and then they'll > hire a contractor to come clean up. Few companies are interested in > keeping technical writers around full time, since they're only needed > at the end of the design process. They want dual roles, such as project > manager technical writers, developer technical writers and probably > even technical writers who can cook to reduce catering costs. -- Bill Swallow HATT List Owner WWP-Users List Owner Senior Member STC, TechValley Chapter STC Single-Sourcing SIG Manager http://techcommdood.blogspot.com _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as rinnie1 at yahoo.com. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/rinnie1%40yahoo.com Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.