writer is a
professional writer who engages in
technical writing wherein he or she designs, creates,
and maintains technicaldocumentation.
This documentation includes online help, user guides,
instructions for use or IFU manuals, white papers, design
specifications, system manuals etc.
Engineers, scientists, and other professionals may also
writing, usually handing their work to a professional
technical writer for proofreading, editing, and formatting.
A technical writer produces technical documentation for
technical, business, and consumer audiences.
Technical writers work under
many job titles, includingTechnical
Development Engineer, andTechnical
Documentation Specialist. In
the United States, technical
writers with programming skills
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Technical writers normally
possess a mixture of technical
and language abilities. They may
have a degree or certificate in
technical communications. Many
technical writers switch from
another technical field such as
engineering or science, often
after learning the required
skills through technical
A good technical writer has the
ability to create, assimilate,
and convey technical material in
a concise and effective manner.
A technical writer may
specialize in a particular area.
For example, API writers mostly
API documents, while
other technical writers
specialize in electronic