Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Joys of Technical Writing


Anyone ever say you can’t make a living writing? Don’t believe it. Anyone doubt what you can do with Liberal Arts degrees? We’ll see who gets the last laugh.

Today, I’m blogging about my day job as a Technical Writer in the Tech Industry. My day starts off with more than just documentation. I actually am often playing the roles of part-organizer, part-detective when trying to hash out a process for engineers or create a new wiki page for a PM. Needless to say, I get to write every day on projects that help improve efficiency and transparency within the company and play my own small part in pushing the industry forward. The technological revolution we live in today is truly on par with the Renaissance and other great shifts that have occurred in history, and I’m thrilled to be in the midst of this world-changing movement.

So how do you bring writing into your everyday? Maybe you teach or perhaps you’re a journalist? Perhaps you’re an aspiring novelist or maybe you’re a Tech Writer like me? How does your writing effect the world around you?