Ishika Mohanka

What are the key things on which every technical writer works most of the times?

I want to know details regarding technical writer and its careers.

by Ishika Mohanka
1 answer
| Share :

1 answer

RE: What are the key things on which every technical writer works most of the times?

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

Dear Sir/Madam,


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, projects plans, test plans, business correspondence, etc. Technical writer create documentation in many form, 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 required for Work:
In addition to solid research, language, writing and revision skills, a technical writer must 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.

Different Skills Required are:
1. Writing Skills
2. Technical Skills
3. Tools Skills
4. Interviewing and Listening Skills
5. Design Skills
6. Usability and Testing Skills

Roles & Functions:
Effectively Analyze 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.

Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.
--
Regard,
Rahul.

In order to post replies to the question: "What are the key things on which every technical writer works most of the times?"

Post Reply

Latest ANSWERS

Which are the Best colleges for jewellery designing in india with best placements

Hello Devang, A warm Welcome to Career Guide.com Thanks for visiting us and writing us your career query. Jewellery is the very close topic for the wo .. read more

I am currently pursuing my B. Sc(Hons.) in Forensic Sciences. However I do not wish to pursue this stream any further. Which other career options do I have now?

Hello Simran, A warm Welcome to Career Guide.com Thanks for visiting us and writing us your career query. It seems that you are not interested to cont .. read more

What if I am interested in science but the Stream Selector Test shows I am best at commerce?How do I interpret and analyze stream selector report for myself?

Hello Priya  Excellent question asked.  Please note the stream selector test or the Aptitude test is a test that judges you on your innate p .. read more

Bonjour sir/madam.Myself riddhi ,i am in the first year doing graduation in french..bt i am pretty confused weather to take it as a career or not.I like intellectual talks,communicationskills,psychology,creative,bold,different outlook of life.help.Riddhi

Hello Riddhi,  Before I answer your querry, would like to know 2 things from you. 1. If you are not sure of a career with French as a subject why .. read more
Most Popular

What are the books that every Mechanical Engineer must read?

Probably it would be difficult to prepare down a complete and comprehensive list of books to follow by every mechanical engineer,as the different spec .. read more

What to do after finishing Diploma in EEE.

Dear V Aravindan,  The EEE branches of engineering both at Diploma and Undergraduate (B.E./B.Tech.) level offers unlimited career opportunities i .. read more

I want to be a career guide. What should I study for become a career counselor

Hi Uttam, Thank you for writing and sharing your concerns. to become a career counselor first you need to identify your target audience who do you wan .. read more

Sir I have my options between SRM NCR campus and Lovely Professional University(LPU) ! so which one I should go for?

Dear Student, I would recommend Lovely Professional university for pursuing your further studied. If you check their accreditation, industrial tie ups .. read more