What types of content do tech writers create? This can range from drafting a progress report for your supervisor to creating a training manual for coworkers--and just about everything in between and beyond.
For a view of what can be expected of a tech writer, take a look at the following links:
- Traditional: These types of documents (eg, memos, letter, reports) are the
primary means of communication for all companies, from high-tech
fields to service providers.
- Journalistic: Professional journals, trade, and commercial magazines, company
newsletters, and online magazines all offer opportunities for
tech writers with a background in English or journalism.
- Presentational: From giving an impromptu speech at a morning meeting to reading a
conference paper, tech writers need to articulate their ideas clearly
and concisely. This link looks at the kinds of presentations tech
- Promotional: Because tech writers have first-hand knowledge of a product and
are adept in handling technical information, they sometimes create
brochures, booklets, ads, and even public relations plans.