Technical writers prepare manuals or guidelines to help support staff, consumers or other persons within an organization understand and use a product or service correctly. They help to make complex or technical processes more easily understood by users.
Technical writers generally carry out the following duties:
Analyze products to determine the most user friendly design which requires less instruction and which alleviates user confusion
Communicate with product designers and developers to discuss possible changes to a product design
Write and organize content related to the product
Use pictures, diagrams, charts and animation to help persons better understand how to use a service
Ensure that all content is standardized across platforms and media
Obtain user feed-back and make adjustments to solve problems which may be encountered.
A bachelor’s degree in journalism, English or communications may be required by most employers. Experience with technical subjects such as computer science, engineering or medicine, is beneficial for the job role. In this modern technological age, experience with web design is also an asset.
In order to test technical writers effectively, employers should administer the advanced grammar test, the vocabulary test, the advanced Microsoft Office test 2016, the network internet test and the work ethics test. These test provide the perfect melting pot to test these individual's articulation, proficiency in the the English Language, Microsoft Office, Networking and the Internet and their work ethic.
2018 Median Pay
|$71,850 per year, $34.54 per hour|
Entry level qualification
Number of jobs in 2016
Expected Growth rate (2016 – 26)