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In my experience, it's been fairly easy to get a tech comm job in DC/MD/VA in
the software industry. I don't know about any other industry because I've
never ventured away from software documentation.
I was downsized late last November, had about five interviews the following
week, and was working again at the beginning of December.
There are A LOT of tech comm positions that aren't contract positions.
If someone is interested in working as a technical communicator in the
software industry, definitely look into positions in the Dulles corridor
(Herndon, Vienna, Reston, even Chantilly as of late--all of these are in
Hope this is helpful. :-)
Senior Technical Editor
kirstin -at- cybercash -dot- com
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