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.


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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