Shilpi Kumari

How important it is to have sound understanding of literature to become a technical writer?

What role does knowledge of literature play in this field

by Shilpi Kumari
1 answer
| Share :

1 answer

RE: How important it is to have sound understanding of literature to become a technical writer?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
Verified Career Expert
Career Consultant at Pinnacle School of Business Management
  • Thane

Hi,


Greeting's for the day!!!

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 additions to solid research, language, writing, revision skills and sound understanding of literature, 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 skills that each and every Technical Writer must have will be a Good Communication and interpersonal skills along with sound knowledge of literature so that they may write across a variety of genres and fields.


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


Career Growth:
There is not necessarily one standard career path for technical writers, but they move into project management over other writers. A writer may advance to senior technical writer position, handling complex projects or a small team of writers and editors. In large groups, a documentation manager might handle multiple projects and teams.

Technical Writers may also gain expertise in a particular technical domain and branch into related forms, such as software quality analysis or business analysis. A technical writer who becomes a subject matter expert in a field may transition from technical writing to work in that field.

Technical Writers with expertise in writing skills can join printed media or electronic media companies, potentially providing an opportunity to make more money and / or improved working conditions.


Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.

--
Regards,
Rahul.

In order to post replies to the question: "How important it is to have sound understanding of literature to become a technical writer?"

Post Reply

Latest ANSWERS

What is the difference between B.Tech and polytechnic engineering courses?

The basic of distinction between a polytechnic engineering and B.Tech program is that a B.Tech could be a degree course whereas a polytechnic institut .. read more

sir, i have 54% aggregate marks in graduation.But on last year graduation certificate I have 64% and also first class is mentioned on my degree certificate.Can i apply for Dena Bank and BoB?

I also wanted to know about this. I complete my degree from SNDT University on certificate 63 % are mentioned but my agg marks are 56. So can further .. read more

How can I get a job in Indian Railway after passing 10th class with 82.40%

Yes join to railway job  .. read more

how to join indian army with 10th qualification

How a can join in army after 10 now Iam in +1 how to come in army. I have scored  72% Mark in 10th std   cbse .. read more
Most Popular

What is the difference between B.Tech and polytechnic engineering courses?

The basic of distinction between a polytechnic engineering and B.Tech program is that a B.Tech could be a degree course whereas a polytechnic institut .. read more

What can I do to become a CID Officer?

cid kaise join kre after 12th full information  .. read more

Best courses after B.Com to make a good career

On a genuine note, simply finishing your graduation isn't proportionate to an incredible profession. You need more noteworthy information and a superi .. read more

What is better, commerce or science for actuary?

For Facebook customer service plz visit .. read more
Caching Date: 8/20/2019 9:44:07 PM