Technical Writing Is Boring, and 5 Other Misconceptions About This $100K Career | The Freelancer, by Contently

Just saying the words “technical writer” is enough to make aspiring scribes shudder. Once upon a time, I certainly did. But now that I’ve been a veteran in the technical writing field for almost a decade, I felt it was time to dispel the top six myths about the career I’ve chosen.

Source: contently.net

Friend and fellow technical writer Craig Cardimon had posted this earlier on social media. It’s an interesting article. And those salaries listed—I could make…that much? I think I need to ask for a raise…

Read this.

–techcommgeekmom 

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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who has recently started her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, and BASF North America, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog, TechCommGeekMom.com, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/daniellemvillegas, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog.
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2 Responses to Technical Writing Is Boring, and 5 Other Misconceptions About This $100K Career | The Freelancer, by Contently

  1. Wow, 100K? I obviously need to move to Madison, LA or NYC! Other than that, good article, thanks for sharing.

    • I live and work near NYC and don’t make that kind of money, hence why I said I need a raise! Granted, the cost of living in these areas is very high, so that seems on par. Still, it’s a lot!

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