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Imagine having a rewarding high-paying job that lets you use your creativity and writing talent to help people understand how to do something. 

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As a full-time or freelance technical writer, you will write instructions to help people use a product or service. Listed below are some examples of the many interesting projects that technical writers are involved with. Which of the following can you imagine doing?
  • Writing user manuals that describe, step-by-step, how to use anything from computer software to cars to kitchen appliances.
  • Writing assembly instructions for toys, furniture, and other items.
  • Writing procedures manuals for businesses. For example, you might write a company's human resources manual to explain procedures for employees to take time off, get reimbursed for expenses, etc. 
  • Writing online help documentation. When people need help using a software program they can click the Help button to get answers to their questions. (To see an example of help documentation, click on "Help" at the top of your Internet browser.)
  • Writing for the Internet. You could write web pages describing a company's services or explaining how to use the web site.
  • Writing training manuals.
  • "A national company asked me to write a user's guide for the entire software package they were using. I was given free rein to make this manual humorous, add pictures, to be myself. I loved it. And so did they."
           - Susan Bilheimer

With advances in technology, there are more opportunities for technical writers than ever before. These opportunities pay well. Technical writers surveyed for a Technical Communicator Salary Survey earned an average full-time salary of over $60,000, while those working as freelancers were paid an average of more than $50 per hour. (Hourly fees typically range from $20 to $75 per hour depending on the employer and project.)

As long as you have the desire, you can become a technical writer. No special education or experience is necessary to break into this career and succeed. For most technical writing jobs, you do not need to be a "technical person." In fact, it's more important to see something the way a typical user would, and be able to explain instructions clearly and simply. 

If you would like to get a job as a technical writer or do freelance technical writing, How to Become a Technical Writer is for you! In this e-book you will discover how you can get started in this rewarding career.

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Guide author Susan Bilheimer has helped thousands of people break into a career in technical writing. A leader in the technical writing industry who has worked for major clients, Susan has been interviewed about technical writing by news media such as The Dallas Morning News and the Palm Beach Post.

In this guide she shares expert advice to help you get started in technical writing. The guide covers important topics for anyone who wants to become a technical writer, including:

Preparing for a Technical Writing Career

  • Information about different categories of technical writing (including grant writing and responding to requests for proposals)
  • How to develop the skills you need as a technical writer
  • How to save money on computer equipment
  • A great source of free reference books
  • How to build up your confidence in your technical writing ability
  • Specific advice on how to easily accomplish various tasks you may be asked to do as a technical writer, including:
    • How to create Help systems
    • How to capture and insert screen shots
    • How to create flowcharts
  • Includes a style guide for technical writing plus samples of technical writing
Tips for Getting Hired as a Technical Writer
  • How to begin doing technical writing as part of your current job (plus how to get volunteer experience)
  • Pros and cons of contract work versus being a permanent employee
  • Dos and don'ts for writing your resume (includes a sample resume)
  • How to post your resume online
  • Tips for working with recruiters
  • Creative ways for getting your foot in the door

PLUS, you will discover:

  • Practice exercises to help you learn technical writing
  • How to develop good working relationships with programmers and other product developers
  • How other technical writers got their start so you can get ideas for launching your own career, including success stories of:
    • a recent graduate
    • people who changed careers and became technical writers in mid-life
    • an administrative assistant whose technical writing skills got her promoted to Manager of Documentation and Training for a national company
  • Opportunities to increase your income by doing product testing or indexing
  • Links to the best resources for technical writers (including technical writing organizations, technical terms, and how to use different programs)
  • And more!
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If you can communicate clearly in writing, you can be a technical writer. No degree is needed to break into technical writing. 

"How to Become a Technical Writer is a great resource for those looking to get into this exploding field ... I highly recommend How to Become a Technical Writer."
- Shadrene E. Howard Technical Writer and Contributor to the New Jersey Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication Web Site

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"If you feel that you might like to pursue a career in technical communications, and don't know where to start, you can 'pick up' a copy of this eBook. The answers are in there."
- Gary Conroy, the About.com Guide to Technical Writing

"I've read it front to back and am excited - hopeful - uplifted ... wow ... it gives me hope that I may be able to find a job that I actually like and get paid nicely!"
- Cindy Green
Canal Fulton, Ohio

"My income more than doubled my first year as a technical writer!"
 - Susan Bilheimer
Technical Writer and Author

 

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