Choose More Than a Job… Choose How You Want to Work

Proceedings-2003; By Ronald Statt; Summary by Maria Christophel (2006) This article describes the advantages and disadvantages of working as a consultant, a contractor, or a company employee. Benefits such a traveling, education, experience, job changes, income, project assignments are compared between these three types of working as a technical writer. The article also discusses the drawbacks of insurance, taxes, and legal issues that an independent contractor must face.