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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.
As a full-time or freelance
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
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.)
Writing user manuals
that describe, step-by-step, how to use anything from computer software
to cars to kitchen appliances.
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.
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
for the Internet. You could write web pages describing a company's
services or explaining how to use the web site.
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
As long as you have the desire,
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.
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for a Technical Writing Career
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How to build up your confidence
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How to create Help systems
How to capture and insert screen
How to create flowcharts
Includes a style guide
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How to begin doing technical
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Pros and cons of contract
work versus being a permanent employee
Dos and don'ts for writing your
(includes a sample resume)
How to post your resume online
Tips for working with recruiters
Creative ways for getting
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administrative assistant whose technical writing skills got her promoted
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writing organizations, technical terms, and how to use different programs)
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If you can communicate
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Communication Web Site
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- Susan Bilheimer
Technical Writer and Author