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...
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...
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...
Sr. Technical Writer We are looking for an experienced technical writer to support research development for an Automated Driving / Connected Driving initiative. The Automated Driving team develops massive real-time event processing and Big Data analytical systems in a data streaming environment. In this role, the successful candidate will be supporting all stages of the product development lifec...
A Technical Writer position in Mountain View with the World's leading search engine company is available courtesy of Adecco Engineering and Technology. Will take complex information and communicate it clearly, concisely and accurately without relying on technical or corporate jargon to explain what they're trying to say. With a unique cross functional perspective, technical writers are the key lin...
International Software Development and Services company looking for a Technical Writer who writes a variety of manuals, technical articles, reports, and brochures for documentation for a two different product lines. Will also be responsible for coordinating the display of graphics and the production of the document. Growing company looking for eager professionals that are willing to learn and adva...
At Bestica, the nation's leading IT consulting firm, we are rapidly growing our business into the federal government sector. The excitement is growing and so is this opportunity. We are looking for individual who has exprience writing Technical Solutions for Information Technology projects. Please have a strong IT Background If you are a self-motivated and energetic individual in search of a rew...
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...
Our client is currently seeking a Technical Writer. Please send updated resumes to *****. This job will have the following responsibilities: This person will be responsible to review and update the Information Security policy and standards. Make updates as requested by our leadership, and potentially to adjust to new risks, requirements or technology. This will be done in MS Word. ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Looking for a mid to senior level, autonomous writer who can fully understand and articulate the values of our client's products. In this job, you'll work independently yet very closely with product engineering and customer teams on internal tools for internal employees. The candidate will need to be able to manage his or her time as well as to appropriately prioritize work. RESPONSIBILITIES - W...
Position Title Documentation Specialist / Technical Writer Introduction JMA Information Technology seeks a documentation Specialist for a major Government Information Technology program located in Kansas City, MO. Responsibilities Creates and edits technical and other business documentation, reports and presentations, such as user manuals, training materials reports, whitepapers, Web content,...
We are seeking a Technical Writer who will be responsible for migrating the majority of documents from existing repositories to an on premise Confluence site. The ideal candidate must have expertise in and extensive knowledge of Confluence, XHTML, CSS, MediaWiki, Google Sites and Google Docs. The candidate will be responsible for recommending, selecting and configuring available tools to facilit...
Description: This position involves developing, organizing, formatting, and editing various Info Tech documents such as: end user Training manuals, User Guides, System Administrator guides, customer proposals, and business analysis and process documents. Additionally, the technical writer will be responsible for developing, editing, and maintaining online Help and computer/web-based training cont...
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 ...
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...

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