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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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Our client in Vernon Hills, Illinois is looking for a Contract Technical Writer who will be responsible for working with engineers, product managers and other subject matter experts to develop technical product and process support documentation. Responsibilities for the Technical Writer Regulatory Affairs background with strong Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) experience. Experience ...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Technical Writer / Videographer Mendota Hights, MN Full-Time $45,000 - $70,000 Apply Apply Technical Writer / Videographer Mendota Hights, MN Full-Time $45,000 - $70,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Technical Writer / Videographer with experience, please read on! We are a leader in advanced ge...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Technical Writer mendota heights, MN Full-Time $40,000 - $65,000 Apply Apply Technical Writer mendota heights, MN Full-Time $40,000 - $65,000 Apply Job Details We are an industry leader in advanced geo-mapping technology. We are looking for a Technical Writer with experience in technical writing...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Technical Writer/videographer mendota heights, MN Full-Time $40,000 - $65,000 Apply Apply Technical Writer/videographer mendota heights, MN Full-Time $40,000 - $65,000 Apply Job Details We are an industry leader in advanced geo-mapping technology. We are looking for a Technical Writer/videograph...
Technical Writers Triad Design Service Experienced Technical Writers needed in Williston, VT Airline/Aviation/Military, Prior Maintenance, Technical (electrical/mechanical) is a plus. Software: Epic Editor, Arbortext, and FrameMaker knowledge is a plus. Competitive salary and benefits package. E-mail ***** Click to apply by EMAIL...
Covestic is searching for a Technical Writer to serve our growing business. Ideal candidates will have strong written and verbal communication skills along with savvy tech writing abilities. You will also provide review and editing of technical service updates for management. These technical service updates may be for either high priority issues requiring immediate response or reviewing standard o...
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...
Tolomatic, Inc. Trainer / Technical Writer Innovative Motion Control Products that Solve Your Most Challenging Applications. Our Company For over 60 years, Tolomatic has been providing linear motion control solutions for industrial equipment suppliers and manufacturers. Tolomatic currently produces electric and pneumatic linear actuators and power transmission products. Tolomatic is known glob...
IBM is currently seeking Technical Writers to help support a PeopleSoft Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) deployment for our client. This resource supports the IBM Air Force Integrated Personnel and Pay System (AFIPPS) team by documenting and developing blueprinting actions, system manual updates, and deliverables. Needs to possess proven writing skills and be able to translate technical descript...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Technical Writer in Columbus, Ohio (OH). Description: Develops User Manuals, Program Documentation, Training Manuals, and Operational Procedures Maintains and updates the documentation as application or business changes are introduced Coordinates activity with IT staff to ensure quality, timeliness and efficiency This position should typically ...
Job Description: W2 contract: 3-4 months RATE: $DOE Background and Drug screen required. Looking for a person who has a good handle with Adobe FrameMaker, Adobe Captivate, and possibly Adobe RoboHelp. The position's main job is to create and maintain repair documents in Adobe FrameMaker. The position also is to help incorporate video in FrameMaker documents; also develop multi-language, multi-...
“Empowering the People Who Power the World” P2 Energy Solutions empowers the people who power the world. P2 is the world's largest software and technology company dedicated to the upstream oil and gas industry, with solutions spanning the entire value chain from exploration to decommissioning. More than 1,500 companies use P2 products and services daily to improve decision-making, gain clarity in...
Join STERIS in its vision to see the world free from Infection and Contamination as a Standard Work Technical Writer Summary The purpose of this position is to create standard work instructions to be used for training plant employees in Isomedix gamma and ethylene oxide sterilization plants. This position provides the necessary tools to employees to assure work is consistently performed in acc...
Project Manager / Technical Writerneeded for acontractopportunity with Yoh's client located in Bellevue, WA. Top Skills You Should Possess: - Project Management experience - Technical Writing experience - Ability to work in a fast paced, demanding environment and shift priorities quickly What You'll Be Doing: - Leading a team of technical writers - Directing meetings, reporting back to mana...
Description: Lionbridge’s Global Content & Engineering business unit is seeking to hire a Technical Writer at our Indianapolis office to work on the creation and editing of technical documentation. As a part of the publication team, you will be responsible for: •Creation and editing of technical documentation such as: Aircraft Engine Manuals Illustrated Parts Catalogs Bulletins IETMs •Gath...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Technical Writer in San Jose, California (CA). Responsibilities: Acquire and organize basic source material for transformation and synthesis into customer-facing documentation that meets a high standard for accuracy and readability Work with Development, Quality Assurance, and Product/Project Management to ensure appropriate creation and timely d...
The candidate employee shall develop draft procedures, manuscripts, illustrations, parts listings, and requests for camera-ready materials for Field and Sustainment maintenance. The candidate employee shall review Equipment Publications for consistency with logistics data bases/technical drawings. The candidate employee shall provide recommendations for the development of Repair Parts and Special ...
. Techncial Writer positions in San Jose, CA are available courtesy of Adecco Engineering and Technical for a global provider of services and solutions within Technical Information, Information Management and R&D Services. These positions will involve collecting input, write documentation, compile libraries and check documentation. Will need to describe complex technical structures in a clear and...
. Operations Readiness Offshore Training Technical Writer / Editor Responsible to the training lead for completing all work related to the technical writing requirements for the project, including all the subprojects AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: Write training manuals that meet the training and work requirements for the plant operators and maintenance personnel. Coordinate work objectives, assign...
Required Skills: · At least 4+ years experience writing technical documentation for a software development company or cloud provider · Experience in writing compliance documentation for SOC controls, ISO2700x, Fisma or FedRamp · Exceptional technical writing and editing skills · Experience documenting complex application software, systems, and processes · Experience creating policies, procedu...

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