Technical writers hone a skill set that not only aids the consumer to better understand the latest technology, product or software system, but helps build the reputation of the organization they are representing as they act as a knowledgeable expert regarding a specific product and topic.
TECHNICAL WRITER - You have spent the last 5 months creating a product that perfectly speaks to a market that you have carefully crafted. You now realize a need for a well-written and understood manual outlining the functionality and instructions of this new product, but you are debating between having it written by your in-house developer or an external contract technical writer. You may be quick to assume this talent can be easily found within your workplace. The truth , however, is that writing technical materials, including installation guides, operator manuals and procedure manuals, require a specialized set of skills. It is a difficult form of writing and often requires someone with varying backgrounds, experience, knowledge and ability. The challenge lies in the ability of the writer to explain the facts about technology and science in the most simplistic and understandable manner.