Technical Writing–What’s It Like?


Technical writing–have you ever wondered if it was right for you? As the information economy expands, there are more job opportunities for technical writers.

Technical Writing 101: What do technical writers do?

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by John Hewitt “I thought you guys just wrote stuff down.” – A project manager after hearing what my documentation group needed in order to complete a project. Technical writing is not like most other types of writing. To begin with, you may or may not spend much time writing. The majority of my time is spent reading, researching, and going to meetings. The writing part is straightforward. The main writing goal when creating a technical document is to use the simplest and clearest words possible, and to use them the same way every time. For example, if you write [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for October 28, 2009

Ok, I have to know. Where do Phineas and Ferb live that they get 104 days of summer vacation? That’s where I want to be. Are you also looking for a social media job? HireVine, a new social media job search site, will have its beta launch during the first week of November. We’re looking for employers and job seekers to become part of our beta test. If this interests you, stop by HireVine for more details. So here’s what’s going on around the Freelance Writing Jobs network: 10 Reasons You Need to Stop Multitasking 10 Things All Freelance Writers [Read more…]

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