Programmer -> Writer

Subject: Programmer -> Writer
From: Richard Mateosian <srm -at- C2 -dot- ORG>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 1995 00:12:38 -0800

>I am a computer specialist (programmer/analyst) with a tech
>writer/copy editor inside me screaming to get out! The hard
>truth is that tech writers/editors don't average the same pay
>grade as a computer specialist.

I was a programmer for a long time. I've been other things too. The
transition isn't really hard. As for money, pay no attention to averages.
Insist on making what you think you're worth. If you do good work you can
always find someone willing to pay good money for it. ...RM

Richard Mateosian Technical Writer in Berkeley CA srm -at- c2 -dot- org

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