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As a technical writer, what is the scope and relevancy of doing an MBA?

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RE: As a technical writer, what is the scope and relevancy of doing an MBA?

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Rahul Shinde
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A Technical Writer is a Professional writer who engages in technical writing and produces technical documentation for technical, business and consumer audiences. The Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators defines the profession as preparing information that helps users who use the product. This documentation includes online help, user guides/manuals, white papers, design specifications, system manuals, project plans, test plans, business correspondence, etc. Technical Writer create documentation in many forms such as printed, web-based or other electronic means.

Engineers, Scientists, and other professionals may also produce technical writing, but often hand it off to a professional technical writer for developmental editing, proofreading, editing and formatting.

Skills Sets:
In addition to solid research, language, writing and revision skills, a technical writer may have skills in:
1. Information Design
2. Information Architecture
3. Training Material Development
4. Illustration / Graphic Design
5. Website Design Management
6. Indexing
7. Localization / Technical Translation
8. User Interfaces
9. Business Analysis.

A Technical writer may apply their skills in the production of non-technical content, for example, writing high-level consumer information.

Most important skill that each and every Technical Writer must have will be a good Communication and Interpersonal Skills so that they may write across a variety of genres and fields.

Roles and Functions:
Effectively analyze the rhetorical situation creating effective technical documentation is driven by the writer's analysis of 3 elements that comprise the rhetorical situation of a particular project:
1. Audience Analysis
2. Purpose
3. Context

Scope of doing MBA for Technical Writers:
Technical writers can also serve in the following avatars as with their MBA qualification;
1. Health Writers:
Write articles on Health, Fitness, etc.

2. Policy Writers:
Prepares and document various policies of the company. They may also be involved in translating the policies to form that is easily understood by employees.

3. Medical Writers:
work with doctors and prepares documents that elucidate results of medical procedures and research.

As the above mentioned avatars requires More Working Experience, the Technical Writers with MBA will be given a preference.

Job Designations:
The Job roles / Designations for Technical Writers includes:
1. Technical writer
2. Technical Documentation Specialist
3. Procedure Writer
4. Technical Editor
5. Technical Proposal Writer
6. Business Analyst

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