Right now, the average aalary of Technical Writing Job in the USD (May 13, 2015) is… low end 45k middle earners 90k high end 135k Here’s a fuller breakdown: Engineering Technical Writer $54,000 IT Report Writer $69,000 IT Technical Writer $74,000 Senior Proposal Writer $80,000 Technical Proposal Writer $69,000 Technical Writer $123,000 Technical […]
If you have good writing skills, enjoy technology, and like to help others understand how things work, then a career as a technical writer might suit you. 1.0 Technical writer work/life balance Technical writing has been very good to me. It’s allowed me to work in China, London, San Francisco, and Amsterdam. Most of the […]
So, you want to write release notes but don’t know where to start? Well pull you a chair and let me give you the lowdown. Download – Release Notes template with sample text. Introduce the release notes with text such as the following: These release notes provide information about the documentation for <your product> <version […]
Technical writing is about getting the small details right. The difference between the almost right word and the right word is the “difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.” Mark Twain So, when writing a user guide, should you say, Run or Execute? From one angle, it doesn’t seem to matter. Everyone knows what you […]
Scott says, “If you want to improve as a writer, you not only need to write. You need to read. Writing and reading are two sides of the same coin. You need to do both to achieve your potential.” I head downtown most weekends and buy 2 or 3 books, mostly business, history and some fiction. Every so often I run out of options (we’re in Beijing) and get something I usually wouldn’t buy, for example, Iain M Banks. Reading outside my comfort zone stretches me. I encounter writing styles, opinions, and information that I usually side-step.