If you have a passion for writing and a desire to communicate knowledge to others, consider a career as a technical writer. With many great career options and potential employers such as government agencies, scientific research organizations, and software developers, this is an exciting career with an interesting and diverse field of knowledge to pull from.
A technical writer is responsible for translating complex raw data into user-friendly information to be used in print or electronic publications. This involves:
- Learning the audience that is being written for
- Researching the subject matter
- Determining how to clearly deliver the most relevant information
- Meeting with translators if necessary to translate the text into other languages
- Making updates as required
Commonly seen responsibilities and requirements found in job descriptions may include some or all of the following:
- Knowledge of various software programs
- Able to write text, create charts and graphs, and incorporate diagrams and photos
- Edit, proofread, and publish documents
- Some jobs may require blogging, web design, and video production
The following skills and previous experience would benefit an individual looking to find work in the field of technical writing:
- Knowledge of spelling and grammar
- Attention to detail
- Technical knowledge
- Ability to write well
To become a technical writer, employers may seek individuals with a bachelor’s degree in English, communications, information technology, journalism, or technical writing. Taking additional learning courses can also improve your skill set and increase the likelihood of getting hired.
Individuals who have experience as a technical writer may also do well in other related fields such as editing and copywriting.
Job Placement Specialists Can Help Technical Writers Further Their Careers
People looking to enter the field of technical writing or progress their career further can benefit from consulting the job placement professionals at Winters Technical Staffing, a leading placement agency in Toronto for over 40 years. These specialists can provide the guidance and support that will assist individuals who are looking for work in directing their efforts in a more valuable manner, with the overall goal of increasing the probability of landing a position.
The consultants at Winters Technical Staffing have strong relationships with employers and hiring managers throughout the manufacturing industry and have had great success recruiting and placing qualified candidates in suitable roles.
Please visit our Industry Specialties page for more information on the specialization of Winters Technical Staffing, including the recruitment and placement of technical writers.
Contact Winters Today
Are you looking to start or advance in your career as a technical writer? The guidance and support provided by the placement specialists at Winters Technical Staffing can help. Contact the consultants at Winters Technical Staffing today at 647-556-2408 to request a complimentary consultation.