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How is the typical day of a technical writer?

Can you tell me about a working day as technical writer

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RE: How is the typical day of a technical writer?

Deepak Rana
Deepak Rana
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Author: Sky Beyond the Clouds
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Watch the video below to understand the career and day to day activities of a Technical Writer:

This is how the typical day goes like, for a Technical Writer:

  • Checking the emails and see if there is any notification from the clients side.
  • They have to attend the team meetings and also arrange meetings with the clients to understand the requirements.
  • They review the previous work done by them and get the approvals from editors.
  • To understand the details of the project they are working on, they often talk with the technical team involved so that they can write with more clarity and understanding.
  • Collecting the information from various resources and doing the research is an important part of their work. They have to do it with utmost perfection as even the small errors in writing may lead to bigger confusions later.
  • Writing and documentation takes a lot of time for them. It is the heart and soul of their work. Going through it again and again and making necessary changes is quite a task.
  • They keep the seniors updated about their work via emails and phone calls.
  • The typical day is busy, involves a lot of writing but also brings fun as they get to interact with so many people.

RE: How is the typical day of a technical writer?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
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Career Consultant at Pinnacle School of Business Management
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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 peofession as preparing information that helps users who use the peoduct. 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.


In addition to solid research, language, writing and revision skills, a technical writer may have skills in:
1. Information Design
2. Information Achitecture
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.


Technical writers performs following duties in their day to day activities:
1. Research, write, edit and proofread complex technical data
2. Create, maintain, and update manuals, procedures, specifications, and othe rdocuments
3. Create, maintain, and update installation instructions, training material, and other technical documents.
4. Design and establish stye guidelines and standards for texts and illustrations to meet business needs.
5. Crete, compile, and deliver software developmental documentation packages.
6. Review, Revise, modify or edit documents prepared by others
7. Coordinate project plans, budget, and determine resources.
8. Compile, organize, and write online help files to support end-users.
9. Write technical documents in compliance to the company;s established standards and guidelines.
10. Eveluate and recommend revisions to standards and guidelines.
11. Provide writing, editing, and design support to other team members.


1. Technical Writer
2. Technical Documentation Specialist
3. Procedure Writer
4. Technical Editor
5. Technical Proposal Writer
6. Business Analyst


Furthe doubts or queries feel free to contact.


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Regards,
Rahul.

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