Are Daily Rates for Technical Writers Starting To Improve?

In December, I looked at the daily rates for technical writers and others in the tech comms industry. At the time daily rates for technical writers are down to $30 per hour in some places in the Bay Area. However, maybe things are starting to turn around. In Ireland (Euro HQ for most US IT companies) Google has announced 150 new jobs, many in technical roles. So, is the tide starting to turn?

Does your technical writing have an accent?

Maybe you don’t hear your accent, but others do. When you read their documents, does the accent come through?

Are technical documents a waste of time?

“Don’t worry” she said. “No one reads this stuff anyway. Just get it done.” Sounds familiar?

How to Write a Target Audience Questionnaire

Creating a training plan? Before you do this, you need to step a step back and work out what your colleagues need to learn.

What’s the Highest Daily Rate You Can Get as a Technical Writer?

Knowledge is power. Knowing the daily rates of others in your industry helps you negotiate fees and get a better deal. I’ve worked in the US, UK and now here in Asia and have seen a vast difference in the rates that writers work for. Some of my friends in India work for $15 per […]

Where are all the tech writer jobs?

Doug Davis from ProEdit asks some interesting questions about the state of the tech writing industry, in particular, the demand for new writers. “You sit in your favorite comfy chair and open the Sunday newspaper. The economy is steadily improving. Good. Unemployment rates are down. Nice. You’ve seen all the data. You’ve read the reports. […]

Demand for Business Writers increases

I’ve been tracking the number of hits on Google for Business Writers recently and noticed that the demand, or at least the number of hits, has increased in the past six months. Right now, Nov 2006, Google shows the following hits: Technical Writer – 2.34 million webpagesBusiness Writer – 1.6 million webpagesProposal Writer – 1.25 […]

What technical documents does a Java banking project need?

I was recently asked how to start documentating for a Banking solution which is been developed in Java on Open-Source platform. What kind to documents should i write for this project? Now, there isn’t much to go on here, so… It depends on what the client actually wants. Here’s what I’d do: 1. Ask the […]

How to Write Effective Selling Proposals

Alan Rigg Depending upon how much you enjoy writing, writing sales proposals can be a joy, purgatory, or something in between. However, if you sell a complex product or one that involves the delivery of professional services, learning how to writeeffective selling proposals can be critical to your success. Some proposals are written in response […]

Need Inspiration to Write Articles? Check Your Stats!

Charles Essmeier One of the best ways to promote a Website inexpensively is to write articles about your Website s topic and submit them to free content sites. These sites are easily found; just type submit free content into your favorite search engine. Each article you write will have a resource box that includes your […]

Crafting a Request for Proposal

By Basil TeslerCrafting an RFP takes a lot of time and effort. Responding to an RFP is an expensive and time-consuming piece of work, too. Only a comprehensive RFP will make it easy for potential vendors to draw up their proposals and save your own time in the long run. Crafting a Request for Proposal […]