Do you know who writes the user manuals of various products launched and who writes the instructions about how to use software? It is technical writer, simplifying the technical aspects for the use of common man. As numerous gizmos and gadgets are being introduced every day, the technical writing as a profession is very much in demand. The job of technical writer implies simplifying the Jargons to the simple worlds so that a common man can understand the things without any error. It is one of the hot career options as per a survey.
Who can become a technical writer?
The first and foremost thing is that a technical writer should have excellent writing skills and a rare knack to put the idea in simple, lucid and correct words. An ability to grasp things easily and quickly also works to his/her advantage. A better understanding of the target audience makes his presentation worthy. He should have an eye for details and should clear all his doubts before documenting a product description. Last but not the least he should have good knowledge of computers.
A graduation in any discipline is a must. However postgraduates can find good job opportunities in their area of specializations.
At the entry level a junior technical writer gets Rs.12, 000 – Rs.18, 000 per month. The salary increases with work experience. A senior technical writer gets Rs.30, 000 – Rs.40, 000 per month while a Documentation Manager gets Rs.50, 000 and above.
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In addition, Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL) also offers a PG diploma in technical writing through distance learning mode.
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