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India, together with China, is the next frontier in technical communications. There is a smart new generation of tech writers waking up to the bright prospects that technical documentation offers in Indian cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune, Delhi, Ahmadabad, etc.
Here is the personally engaging story of one such Indian tech writer who started out his career by “hating” tech writing
by Sriramana Muliya
I hated technical writing once upon a time.
But I could well be the best example of how lucrative technical writing is for Indians today. Let me explain.
Roughly twelve years ago, armed with a post graduate degree and a few thousand rupees to start with, I arrived with starry dreams of making it big in the city of dreams. At that time I had no inkling of what I would be doing for a living, even five years down the line. I just wanted to be in a profession where I could write and earn money. The natural choices were newspapers, or multimedia, which was hot at that time. Why multimedia? Well, I was told they needed good content and creative guys churning this out by the hour. I was their guy.