Expert Advice

Before embarking on a tech writing career, read these tips from professionals in the field.


Dr. Raymond Dumont
taught graduate-level professional and technical writing courses. He has developed online courses in professional writing and has given faculty training workshops on computer technology.


Jeff Nilson has been in the tech writing field since 1988. A former English teacher, this principal tech writer worked for Cognex Corporation, a manufacturer and designer of machine vision systems.

Chris Peter, a graduate from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's Professional Writing Program, worked as a tech writer and trainer at Reebok Corporation for five years. She later taught undergraduate writing classes.