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Technical Writing: A Promising Career

June 12, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 173

In this time when there is increase in the flow of information thanks to the World Wide Web, writing skills and abilities instantly do matter. People are starting to enhance their craft by learning and re-learning their basic lessons in journalism.

But while writing can be done by practically anybody who is literate, some special forms of this craft can be done only by trained and able individuals. It is only for people who have spent years of academic training and have had sufficient experience in this field.

Technical writing is one of the most in-demand skills in the online community. It involves the detailed writing of subject matters that can be very complex to be written by a lay individual. The aim of the technical writer is to present subject matters in a clearer and more understandable manner. This is so that anyone who reads them on the Internet can easily understand and grasp it.

The ability to relate to readers is crucial especially in the online setting. The attention span of audience in the online media is significantly shorter than in the print media. This gives the technical writer a greater challenge: he has to get the attention of the readers in the quickest and most effective way.

"How to" articles are some of the most popular forms of technical writing in the internet. These posts provide readers a detailed guide on a particular process, say a recipe or tutorial. These articles are popular among mothers and children who would prefer understandable pieces related to the subject they searched in web browsers.

Other forms include business and organizational writing, which revolve on topics such as management, business development, employee training and recruitment, and performance enhancement; educational writing, which involves the writing of educational materials and instruction guides; medical writing, which deals on medical news and breakthroughs, diseases and their treatment, and medical services; and tech writing, which has something to do with posts on technological developments, reviews in gadgets and computer applications, and tutorials on software development and programming.

In the recent years, technical writing has become a very promising career due to a huge increase in the demand of this skill among Web-based companies. In fact, many people who possess this skill have found ways to make productive use of it by taking on jobs which can be found online. Most clients hire home-based writers who in turn provide their service via email. This employment setting is a win-win situation for both parties. Writers earn even while doing their jobs at home, and clients are assured with satisfactory service as well. This can be guaranteed when online workers time track their activities. Time tracking apps are used to check the work progress of home-based employees.

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