Re: Outsourcing of Technical Writers Employment

Subject: Re: Outsourcing of Technical Writers Employment
From: "Mike O." <obie1121 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 09:31:27 -0700 (PDT)

Bill Swallow wrote:
> Is there evidence of companies laying off all their writing
> staff and outsourcing the tech writing? I haven't seen it.

Me neither. I haven't seen *any* direct-replacement style offshoring of
writers. Instead, entire projects are being offshored, which creates
one or more unemployed tech writers...who are now entering a job market
that contains one fewer project. The jury's still out whether this kind
of contraction is a slide to the bottom, or if the economic advantages
of offshoring will eventually produce stablization or more expansion
for the USians.

Mike O.

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