Getting a job in API documentation -- new topics and expansions in my API doc course
To read the three topics in “Getting a Job in API documentation,” see the following:
- The job market for API technical writers - An explanation about why tech writers need programming knowledge even though REST APIs are language agnostic.
- How much code do you need to know? - An exploration between whether it’s better to hire a programmer who learned writing or a writer who learned programming.
- Locations for API doc writer jobs - An attempt to determine where most of the API technical writing jobs are located, and whether it’s a good idea to move to California.
About Tom Johnson
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