I have 4 years and 1 month of experience as a Technical Writer. I want to know which country is better for getting a Technical Writer job - Canada or Australia? Thanks
I have a major in English literature and would be glad to do writing works. What places i can go to look for volunteer work? I have no experience in writing technical letters etc., would i be accepted as a grantwriter in non-profit place? Will it help me in getting a technical writer job later? Thanks
This is just something that i read in a psychology book, that people with a bachelor's in psych can get jobs as a technical writer.. my question is how so? would there be certain classes that id have to lean towards to help me acquire the necessary skills?
Hello. I am here because I am curious about my future career choice. I am about to turn 22 in a few days and after about nearly five years or so of not knowing what I wanted to do career-wise as a teenager, I decided that I wanted to pursue a degree in zoology because I enjoy studying animals. However, instead of working as a schoolteacher, professor, lab technician, etc. as I assume that many zoology graduates choose to work as, I looked up other career options for a zoology graduate, and many university and/or general education websites stated that I could work as a technical writer. Because I personally believe that I have sufficient writing skills to perform the job, I think that working as a technical writer would be perfect for me. Additionally, I am not exactly comfortable in a working environment similar to those found in classrooms, especially those with a bunch of students relying on me to educate them. I know that is generally where all the money is, but I am more concerned with financial stability as opposed to a big six-figure income. However, the career title is somewhat confusing. When I looked up the "technical writer" job title, the definition involved simplifying technical jargon in fields that involve technology such as engineering, computer hardware/software, etc. Of course, zoology is not exactly a "technical" field but rather involves the study of wildlife. My question is, knowing this, how exactly do I write "technically" as a certified technical writer with a zoology degree? Does this "technical writing" career in zoology equate to writing information about animals to scientific magazines, textbooks, and/or the like, or is technical writing different to those jobs? I also would like to know how such a job would work. Would a company employ me to write for them on a regular basis, or would I have to "hustle," as in attempt to send my writings to other publishers independently whenever I wish to work, sort of like a fiction writer? I decided to ask here because I did not want to go to school for it for years only to be disappointed should I get a degree.
Here are some links to where I gathered my information:
I work as a Technical Writer. Are there Technical Writer jobs in New Zealand?
I want to be a salaried technical writer. I do not want to do freelance (except maybe on the side to earn extra money). But I am scared to enter the field because from what I have heard there is a constant fear of job turnover. How can I avoid constant layoffs on the job?
I know most technical writers work on contract, and I originally thought most of them worked from home, but the jobs I have seen advertised have the writer work at a workplace location. Most of the time you hear that technical writers work from home- what percentage actually do work from home most of the time? How do they find work? How did they find work before the internet? (For example, people have been writing manuals since before there was an internet. So, there must be additional ways technical writers find work aside from online.)
And what areas are the most lucrative? Or what other well paid jobs could a skilled technical writer do?
I am a Technical Writer with 4.5 years of experience in this field. How is the job market for Technical Writers in Canada?
I am a technical writer, but I'm finding the demand low where I want to move. What is something else that I have the skills to do that is not what I am doing right now?
I am doing some research for when I graduate this fall. I am planning on attending grad school, but of course, I will need a job while I'm going. Where are some of the best places for technical writers and what places (publications, web sites, etc.) are the best to work for?
For the record, I've worked as a technical writer for two years at my university. I am much more qualified than most of the staff with "more experience".
My degree is in English (BA) and most of my experience is in either print journalism or as an English teacher. I have better than average writing and grammar skills but I have no experience with computer programs like Visio and Framemaker. If I were to simply learn these programs on my own, or by taking a class, would I be able to get a job as a technical writer somewhere (NY) or would I need to get an actual degree or certification is technical writing. Any guidance or advice would be helpful. Thank you.
I have a bachelor's degree in Journalism and an associate's in Chemistry. What additional skills would be necessary to be considered as a job candidate as a technical writer in this tough economy? I was forced into two part-time jobs (substitute teacher and pizza driver) when I lost my job in telecommunications, so I'm afraid my resume won't be as sparkling as I'd like!
I am a recent graduate in BSME and got a call for job interview as technical writer. the company makes aerospace parts. But I really want to get a job as an engineer and not a writer. Do you think I should go for it?
Is this field expected to grow?
What is the median/average salary for technical writers in Israel?
Can they expect to be fully employed or do most work on a consultative basis?
Is one required to have excellent command of both English and Hebrew?
Thanks so much to all who answer!
(Please no hate and/or criticism)
I want to write for interior design magazines because i love it so much, but i know it won't pay well.
I love to write and have gained technical writing skills and Journalism skills in college.
Should I write for a magazine and Freelance as a technical writer on the side??
Or I might do a double major with both. In what does a technical writer typically major?
I am a sophomore in college, and am considering majoring in Communications Studies. As this is what many established technical writers have as their background, I think this is a good choice to support a possible decision for technical writing to be my career. However, what companies employ in this area? I live in a fairly small town. Is telecommuting a possibility? Also, how does one enter the field fresh out of college? Thanks in advance.
I have a marketing degree and am considering becoming a technical writer. I need a nice easy 40 hour a week job so I can pursue a certification.
If I become an administrative assistant, would that look credible on a resume? What other positions are available?
I want to apply for skilled immigration to New Zealand. Is my occupation - Technical Writer on New Zealand's skilled migration list? Can I apply for skilled migration as a Technical Writer to New Zealand? Thanks.