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Technical writing - the new black gold of India

This is as big as it gets.

I was recently interviewed by a correspondent for Indo-Asian News Service. The article titled "Technical writing - the new black gold of India" was published in almost all the leading dailies on Saturday, October 21, 2006.

Excerpt from the interview:
Some estimates put the number of technical writers in India today at over 5,000.Says Rahul Prabhakar, 27, who runs a network called the Technical Writers of India (TWI): 'There are 2,000 of us on the TWI network alone.' Most on his list are Indian, 'but the people who make the most noise on such lists are primarily American or native speakers of the language'.Prabhakar, an employee of Samsung Electronics in South Korea, told IANS that TWI has participants from all over the world.'Anyone can join the list and get the latest copy of TechCraft (the technical writers' bulletin) delivered right in their mailbox,' he said.According to Prabhakar, Bangalore is the frontrunner amongst …