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Old 13.08.2004, 16:25   #1
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Cool Careers in Technical Communication

Gang,

If you are going to enter the technical writing trade, and would like to know "what technical writers do", below are two useful pointers:

http://www.fullfont.com/techwriter_desc.htm
http://www.iit.edu/~techcomm/careers/index.html
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Old 14.08.2004, 09:48   #2
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Thanks Hrach for rather useful information

Now let me introduce smth. concerning the tech writers' activity. First of all let me clarify who are tech. writers

What does a technical writer do?
A technical writer prepares information that helps users. This can include:

• instructions for programming your video
• a maintenance guide for your car
• on-line help for a computer program
• the content of web pages on the Internet

Where does a technical writer work?
A technical writer may work in places, such as

• in manufacturing industry
• in financial institutions
• in software companies

What skills does a technical writer need?
A technical writer needs a variety of skills, such as

• an excellent standard of written language
• curiosity about the way things work
• interviewing skills
• graphic design awareness
• planning and analysis skills
• ability to communicate information
• structure information logically

Who does a technical writer work with?
A technical writer will work with

• subject matter experts
• graphic designers
• training developers
• printers and publishers
• development engineers and designers
• and most important of all, with USERS

Ok, that all for now
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