Budget: $10 – $15 / hr
I have a 518 word document, a miniscule part of a book on workplace transformation. Are you willing to provide a sample of the type of editing you would do? Thank you.
The Role of Technical Writer in Technical Writing
The role of a technical writer is to present information pertaining to a specific topic to an intended audience, in a simple, clear and concise manner, making it easily understandable. Technical writing is different from creative writing and involves more of technical jargon. A good technical writer should be able to engage a reader’s interest throughout the document without making it sound dull.
Technical writers combine tools and technologies with information skills to design deliverables for users to make information accessible more easily.
There is a great demand for technical writers and a career in this field is quite promising for people who have a flair for writing and communication skills. Technical writing can also be taken up as a freelancing job to work from home or onsite depending on one’s convenience.
The requirements to make a career in the technical writing arena are:
• Good written and communication skills preferably in the English language and the ability to write in a clear and precise manner
• Knowledge of computers though not extensively
• Research skills and an inclination to study new technologies
• Expertise in technical writing tools such as Adobe FrameMaker, RoboHelp, MS word and various others, is an added advantage
Technical writing is not a new field and has been present for quite some time. This stream of work has only lately started receiving due recognition and the much needed exposure.
The kind of documents a technical writer would create, include the following:
* User and Technical Documentation
o Online Help
o User Manuals
o Quick Start Guides
o Installation Manuals
o Technical References
o Administration Guides
* Project Documentation
o Requirements Documents
o Design Documents
o Release Notes
o Interface Design Documents
o Test Plans and Reports
* Policies and Processes
* Pre-Sales, Sales, and Marketing Communication
o Project Proposals
o Case Studies
o White Papers
o Website Content
* Training Material
o Instructor Guides
o Student Guides
o Demos and Simulations