To command top dollar, Technical Writers need to stay current with trends in the tech industry.
This presentation offers a recruiter's anecdotal insights into which industry sectors are creating most demand for (qualified) technical writers, and names sectors where it's more likely you'll earn a lot less or even see your job offshored.
For context, this presentation was prepared and delivered in the Spring and Summer of 2012. Things change. As of 1/2013 (when I posted this to SlideShare and LinkedIn), demand from technology companies in the analytics and big data markets was even hotter than a year earlier, while mobile, social, and advertising seems to have cooled considerably.
As always, I welcome feedback to the email address listed in the presentation itself.