Tagged with technical writing

Office Politics and the Technical Writer

Due to the nature of our work and the differences of opinions about what we do, technical writers must be especially aware of office politics and how to handle them. In her book, Office Politics, Marilyn Haight defines office politics like this: “Office politics is the use of one’s individual or assigned power within an […]

How much do technical writers make?

Surveys indicate that technical writers are paid more than other types of writers, but how much can you really make as a technical writer? The answer isn’t simple. What kind of technical documents you write, what industry you’re working in, and other factors affect how much you’re paid. While pay rates generally fall within a […]

How to get your first technical writing job

Getting a technical writing job when you have little or no experience is a challenge. Fortunately, there are things you can to improve your chances of getting that first job that will start you on a rewarding career as a technical writer.

Pros and cons of working as a contract technical writer

Working as a contract employee has both pros and cons. Here are some things you can expect:

Writing Great Technical Documents

Writing Great Technical Documents teaches you how to write more effective technical documents. In this course, you’ll learn how to write technical documents that meet your readers’ needs and get the results you want. As a writer, my job is to teach you HOW to write effective documents, not just tell you what you need […]