Technical Writer Jobs

Technical Writer Overview

A technical writer is responsible for creating clear, understandable documentation that translates complicated technical processes to a target audience. Technical writers often work with computer software, translating lines of code into understandable, step-by-step explanations. Because of this, a high level of education is required. Technical writers are in high demand often in both the journalistic and computer science fields.

Technical Writer Education Requirements

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree Journalism, Professional Writing or Creative Writing is required. Having a minor focus in Computer Science or a related field can also be beneficial. Technical writers must display proficiency in writing and understanding complicated concepts, and they are often given on-the-job training for a specific company’s documentation processes. While sometimes hired initially, most technical writers have worked in the same industry before and have a clear understanding of how the different pieces fit together.

Technical Writer Job Market

The job market for technical writers is expected to grow by 15 percent by 2022, which is about average for most careers. This means that an estimated 2,260 jobs will open annually due to both upward movement and replacement. Technical writers often work for software firms and large companies, documenting various items for commercial and legal reasons; however, a large number of technical writers are self-employed on a freelance basis.

Technical Writer Salary

The wage of a Technical Writer is highly dependent on the employer. The average annual salary of a technical writer at medium to large-sized corporations is around $51,000, with the largest companies like Microsoft and Google paying as much as $165,000 for the most skilled writers. Those who work on a freelance basis can also make similar rates. Previous experience and knowledge of the industry can be vital for earning a larger wage than a beginner.

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Technical Writer Rapidly growing Global Pharmaceutical Company has a contract position for a Technical Writer. The assignment is expected to run six months. Purpose of Job: The technical writer will effectively interpret detailed information and present it in an appropriate manner. The Technical Writer will also lead projects (schedule and planning), develop content, and mange draft reviews thro...
The candidate will work directly with NVIDIA software engineers to document our board support package (BSP) and software/platform development kit (SDK/PDK), which are collections of SW tools, drivers, and APIs that our OEMs and partners use to develop consumer devices with NVIDIA Tegra family of processors. The ideal candidate will have strong research and writing skills with a background in usin...
Description Job Overview: The technical writer creates documentation processes and maintains all forms of technical documentation created within the CAP SA team. The Technical Writer must excel at collaborating closely with immediate SA team and other technical teams. Essential Functions: Write or edit internal and vendor integration technical and semi technical specifications, SLAs, document ...
In this position, you will create a variety of developer documentation for NVIDIA's GPU Computing products and technologies; writing conceptual, task-based, and reference material for technical audiences. You will work closely with engineers to deliver high quality documentation in the form of data sheets, design guides, user manuals, programming guides, and web-based document libraries. We are lo...
We have an immediate need for an Technical Writer/Knowledge Consultant JOB DESCRIPTION Summary The Education team is composed of energetic and highly motivated professionals: education consultants, subject matter experts, team leads and knowledge architects. You will be working with a world class team on a word class product with world class clients. Responsibilities: Joining this team will a...
ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with operations in 21 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally. ATK delivers affordable innovation in developing and manufacturing highly engineered products and solutions to our customers around the world. ATK Defense Group is an industry leader in ammunition, precision and strike weapons, missile-warning solutions, and tactical rocke...
Technical Writer - BI Reporting Vendor (v-) Contract Role at Microsoft in Redmond, WA The position supports ESBI (Enterprise Services Business Intelligence) - a data warehouse program for MCS and Premier Services at Microsoft. The resource will be part of the project team which releases new features and functionality. Specifically, this person will need to maintain schedules and deliverables, an...
The Judge Group currently has a staffing need for a Sr. Technical Writer. The ideal candidate will have Health Care experience and familirity with HIPPA and NIST policies. The full description is listed below. You may apply directly to ***** . Role requires US Citizen or Green Card candidates only due to Gov't Contract requirements. Client is seeking a Technical Writer/Analyst for...
AutoCAD Drafter/Technical Writer - Rosenberg, TX - Contract Frontline Source Group - temporary staffing and direct hire firm - is offering an excellent opportunity to join the team of one of our top Rosenberg clients. Primary responsibilities: Drafting - Prepare architectural drawings, properly scaled layouts, and representations of mechanical equipment, P&IDs, and electrical schematics Techni...
Job Description: Technical Writer who will be a part of the technical publications team that works closely with the software developers and architects to create technical documentation for Client products. Responsibilities: 1. Create product/software applications/solutions documentation for a highly technical audience including system administrators and programmers 2. Ensure product documentat...
Park Computer Systems, Inc., a leading Technology Consulting and Staffing Company, is looking for a Technical Writer for our client, a large Biotech organization. Mention below is the job details: Req# 4199 Location: South San Francisco, CA Duration: 4 Months Hours Per Week 40.00 Hours Per Day 8.00 Reason Special Project Department 10033097 Job Category Marketing Job Title Technical Writ...
Technical Writer Location:Minneapolis Contract: 4+ Months General Description/ Purpose: Responsible for creating and updating documents, while maintaining appropriate styles and guidelines to meet documentation guidelines. Conducts needs assessment and develops project plans to effectively create documentation. Responsibilities: Create and update documentation, maintaining documentation stan...
Hi, Our Client in Minneapolis, MN is looking for Data Entry consultants and Technical Writers Data Entry - 15 positions Technical Writer - 1 position Duration: 4+ months Start date: Monday, 10/27/2014 Qualified Consultants should pass a Back Ground check and Drug Test. Please send your updated resume to ***** along with your current location, relocation, availability...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Technical Writer San Jose, CA; Sunnyvale, CA Full-Time $110,000 - $120,000 Apply Apply Technical Writer San Jose, CA; Sunnyvale, CA Full-Time $110,000 - $120,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Technical Writer with a background documenting Web APIs, please read on! Based in San Jose, CA, we are...
Position Description: Wolters Kluwer Datacert is a global technology innovator and the premier provider of enterprise legal management software and services that empower corporate legal, compliance, and risk departments and claims organizations to operate more efficiently, support changing business needs and global workforces, and collaborate with external service providers. Datacert's offerings ...
. Superior Group is partnering with one of our clients in the Seattle area in search of an experienced Technical Writer - IT Disaster Recovery. Mission • Assist the IT Disaster Recovery Program Manager with the development and improvement of disaster recovery plans for critical IT systems. Key Responsibilities Document, review and improve IT disaster recovery plans including associated documen...
Location: San Francisco Bay Area Start Date: Early November Duration: 1 year (with possibility of extension) Requirements/Responsibilities: Experience in Wordpress or other similar tools. Experience translating technical writing for a non-technical audience. Experience training users and developing training materials. Strong LAMP background. Proficiency in PHP, HMTL, CSS, JavaScript. Know...
Job Title: Technical writer Duration: 4 Months Location: Richfield, MN Job Description: Provides consistent and uniform written descriptions of micro/minicomputer generated reports in accordance with established documentation procedures. Continually monitors system changes to ascertain effects on system documentation. Overall team is responsible for network, server & storage capacity planning...
Collaborative is seeking a Technical Writer for long term contract position with large pharmaceutical company located in North Chicago, IL Position Description: Experience in writing technical reports, SOPs, controlled analytical procedures and regulated documents. Previous bio-analytical experience is required. Pay Rate - $20/hr If qualified, please submit your resume to Charlie at jobs@csta...
Your Techincal Writing skills are needed just about anywhere. But is it where you want to go? Imagine working for one of the nation's most respected companies. Making a strategic contribution. Receiving the rewards and recognition you deserve. Whether you are pursuing a contract or permanent placement, Experis knows how and where to get you where you want to go. Are you interested? The ideal Tech...

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