Re: Outsourcing of Technical Writers Employment

Subject: Re: Outsourcing of Technical Writers Employment
From: Martin Bosworth <martinhbosworth -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2005 09:12:20 -0400

On 5/31/05, Bill Lawrence <lawrence -at- mayaviz -dot- com> wrote:
> Not all technical writing work can be outsourced, especially if there
> are security concerns. Tech writers working on defense or national
> security related projects are relatively immune.
> Bill


That's a very good point, but the downside is that it means more tech
writers have to get or maintain clearances. That may not seem like a
problem, but I am somewhat averse to having DSS or OPM snooping
through my life, regardless of how squeaky-clean I may or may not be.

As far as outsourcing tech writing work to contractors, well, that's
how I got my current job. The military, in particular, is farming out
more and more non-classified work to private contracting companies.


Martin H. Bosworth
Technical Writer, Telemedicine Directorate
Walter Reed Army Medical Center (
Writer/Editor, (


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