About what percentage of technical writers work primarily or entirely from home? How do they find work?

I know most technical writers work on contract, and I originally thought most of them worked from home, but the jobs I have seen advertised have the writer work at a workplace location. Most of the time you hear that technical writers work from home- what percentage actually do work from home most of the time? How do they find work? How did they find work before the internet? (For example, people have been writing manuals since before there was an internet. So, there must be additional ways technical writers find work aside from online.)

Asked By: Gidget R - 10/10/2009
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I don't know about percentages, but yes, a lot of technical writers work from home. They find work (other than the internet) by subscribing to technical journals and magazines, networking with people in the industry (perhaps contacts from a former job outside the home), subscribing to industry forums and writing forums... More
Answered By: Fallgal - 10/10/2009
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Answered By: Lewis - 10/10/2009
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