Besides excellent writing and communication skills, the technical writer
should be able to work proficiently with Ehelp's RoboHelp, WebWorks Publisher, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Visio, FrameMaker.
The second edition of Peter Kent's book The Technical Writer
's Freelancing Guide, now titled Making Money in Technical Writing, has this tagline on its cover: "Turn Your Writing Skills Into $100,000 a Year." Kent believes that it is fairly easy for a freelance technical writer
to make $70,000 a year, and he says that he has met technical writers
earning $150,000 and up.
DAVID DILTS is a senior technical writer
with a major international nonprofit company based in Cary, NC, and a freelance technical writer
Jonathan Colvin is a freelance technical writer
who lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Dyetra Hall, 25, an associate technical writer
at Lotus Development Corp., proved it.
Geographer/cartographer Kerski (education manager for Esri) and consultant and technical writer
Clark cover the process of finding, accessing, and formatting data suitable for spatial analysis; vector and rasterspatial data models; and international spatial data infrastructures and portals.
At the time of his death he worked as a technical writer
for Seachange International, in Acton.
Robinson (consultant, technical writer
, author) has written an updated fourth edition of her manual on writing manuals and designing safety warnings.
Greenman was a graduate of Youngstown State University, where he majored in English and electrical engineering technology, in preparation for a career as a technical writer