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With what educational qualifications can I become a technical writer?

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RE: With what educational qualifications can I become a technical writer?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
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Dear Sir/Madam,


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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 user 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.

Most important skill that each and every Technical Writer must have will be a Good Communication and Interpersonal Skills.

Roles and 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

Eligibility:
Technical Writers are typically required to hold bachelor's degrees. While some technical writers enter the occupation with degrees applicable to a technical specialty, most have degree in English, Journalism, Communications or a related field. Some colleges and universities offer bachelor's degree programs in English with concentrations 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 Printing.

Technical Writers may move into Project management, and with expertise in writing skills can join Printed media or Electronic Media companies.


Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.

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Regards,
Rahul.

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