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What are the most lucrative jobs available for professional technical writers and what is the criteria to enter them?

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RE: What are the most lucrative jobs available for professional technical writers and what is the criteria to enter them?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
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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. The 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 ave will be a Good Communication and Interpersonal Skills 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

Job Roles / 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 writers and editors. In large group, 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.

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Rahul.

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