For one...for all !!!
Smartly-creative, logically-correct and a very good sense of English- are all that you need to be a technical communicator/ writer. Technical writing was never a stereotyped career option nor will it be any day. It is often been generalized to be a career for the literature students. But no, it’s definitely not that. You may belong to any stream- science, arts or commerce, may it you be an engineer, a doctor or an IT professional, it doesn't matter. But if you really want a secured job and a stable career that is growing day by day, then technical communication is just for you. The only important things you need to have in you are some basic technical skills, ability to understand others’ ideas yet generate your own new ideas and also to have finesse for writing good English. Along with these, a technical writer’s job needs you to be a good analyst plus a good communicator.
The field of technical communication is gaining more importance nowadays due to the rapid growth of technological advancement. In today’s world almost every company needs a Technical writer or Technical communicator to translate any technical data to user understandable data. Technical writing basically explains in detail the technicality of any product in a simple language so that even a common man who is not at all familiar with the technical language could evaluate the details written about that particular product and use it with ease. In short, Technical writers specialize in writing technology for non-technical persons.
The job of a technical communicator is also not a gender inclined career. It doesn’t matter if you are a male or female, to love the combination of technology and writing, as does a tech writer. This job can prove very advantageous for both men and women. If you have the creative and sensible mind like the women or the technical and analytical thoughts of the men, then it’s certainly your cup of tea. It offers good salary as freelancers as well as onsite employees.
I truly agree with the anonymous who said “Technical writing forms a bridge between the logical (the primarily binary concepts understood by computers, robots, lawyers) and the illogical (the haphazard, inconsistent concepts misunderstood carbon-based life forms, highly intelligent computers, lawyers) via the medium of the grammatical, the haphazardly logical system incomprehensible to both.” Well said!!!
So guys if you want to fill the gap between the logical and illogical world, pull up your socks and get into the shoes of a Technical Writer.