Computer software and hardware, cars, stereos, and many other products come with instructions. Technical writers create operating instructions and other informational material, such as maintenance manuals, catalogs, parts lists, and assembly instructions.
This information not only allows consumers to use and maintain products easily and safely, but also protects manufacturers from being sued. If you enjoy writing and are curious about developments in science and technology, this field might be for you.
Technical writers create material, such as instruction manuals, related to science and technology.
“I [like] working closely with other writers, editors, engineers, and project managers toward the common goal of getting a software application ready for release.” Dave, Senior Technical Writer
Able to express ideas clearly and accurately in writing. You should enjoy science and technology. You also need to be someone who pays attention to details and is comfortable working with computers.
Some writers have expertise in and create material about the physical sciences and medicine, preparing documents for science professionals or interpreting data for the general public.