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What is Technical Writing?

Hello all!  I hope this post finds you well.

As you know, I am pursuing a degree in Technical Writing currently.  One of the challenges I have found when it comes to explaining my degree is that there is not a very well defined definition for what a technical writer does.  It’s not something like nursing where people immediately place you in a hospital caring for patients or a lawyer where everyone recalls images of Judge Judy and large paychecks (both very much stereotypes and not always the reality…..)

Anyway, so I have been trying to find an article that explained what a technical writer is and I think I finally have.  This article was posted recently on Business Writing Info Blog and I really encourage you all to check it out.  Whether you are working to become a technical writer or not, having an understanding of different careers can always be useful.

 

What is a Technical Writer?

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Are you looking to understand what technical writing is and how you can become more proficient?

Technical writing continues to be a highly coveted skill in the professional workplace. Demand is expected to grow at 10% from 2014 to 2024. This is faster than the average for all occupations.

In this article we will show you an average day for a technical writer, how to improve your skills when writing complex documents, and why the field is quickly changing.

 

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14 thoughts on “What is Technical Writing?”

  1. This was an amazing and informative post Emily and I really appreciate you sharing! It seems like it has been a while and I am so glad to see you back. I wish you so much luck with your degree and feel confident that you will do very well with this journey!

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  2. This is interesting! I’m trying to establish myself as a freelance copywriter, which has some similarities – the amount of research/ interviewing and planning is more than I anticipated but it’s really enjoyable. All the best for your course.

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  3. Very nice profession you have chosen!
    I have been one myself along side being a Technical Training Developer!
    I am currently leading a team of Technical Writers! So nice to see someone who has a passion for that! 🙂

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