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What are the certifications program do I need to attend to get a job as technical writer?

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RE: What are the certifications program do I need to attend to get a job as technical writer?

Rahul Shinde
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 and it off to a professional technical writer for developmental editing, proofreading, editing, 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.




Career Growth:


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




Technical Writer 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.




Eligibility for Technical Writers / Courses to Pursue Technical Writing:


Technical Writer are typically required to hold Bachelor's Degree. While some technical writers enter the occupation with degree applicable to a technical specialty, most have degrees in English, Journalism, Communications, or a related field. Some colleges and Universities offer Bachelor's Degree programs in English with concentration in writing. These programs consist of 4-year curricula that provide students with a solid grasp of English and Communication Skills so that they may write across a variety of genres and fields. Courses may include:


1. Technical Writing


2. Writing Theory


3. Journalism


4. Fiction


5. Non-Fiction


6. Editing


7. Web Writing









Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.




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Regards,


Rahul.

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