Technical Writer

What does a Technical Writer do?
A Technical Writer writes a variety of technical articles, reports, brochures, and/or manuals for documentation for a wide range of uses. Depending on the company you work for, you may be responsible for coordinating any artwork associated with the document and the production of the piece. Technical writers typically rely on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform functions of the job.

How do you prepare?
A Technical Writer must have a bachelor’s degree in a related area and 0-2 years of experience. The best subjects to study when preparing to be a Technical Writer are science, communications, journalism, and English.

What’s the pay like?
As a Technical Writer in Iowa you can expect to earn approximately $60,480 a year, according to Iowa Workforce Development.

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