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What Technical Writers Do

Technical Writers prepare instruction manuals, how-to guides, write journal and technical articles, and other supporting documents to communicate complex and technical information more easily to a target audience. Click on the FAQ link above and look for, "What Are Some of The Activities Technical Writers Engage In?"

Work Environment

Technical Writers work either as full or part time contractors, freelancers or consultants. Technical Writers practice their professional trade across many different industries.

How to Become a Technical Writer

A college degree in English, Journalism, Writing or a earned Certificate Credential are usually required to gain a position as a Technical Writer. In addition, knowledge of or experience with a technical subject will prove beneficial.


The median annual wage for Technical Writers in 2022 is located at Zip-recruiter.


Job Outlook


According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Technical Writers is projected to grow 12 % from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.


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