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What trainings does one need to undergo as a college graduate which will be effective in the long run as a technical writer?

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RE: What trainings does one need to undergo as a college graduate which will be effective in the long run as a technical writer?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
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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 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 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 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 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 Writing Courses:
Technical Writers are typically required to hold bachelor's degrees. While some technical writers enter the occupation with degree applicable to a technical specialty, most have degree in English, Journalism, Communications or a related field. Some colleges and Universities offer bachelor's degree program 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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Rahul.

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