What is the meaning of technical writer?

@nicregi (1936)
Malaysia
September 22, 2010 12:04pm CST
As the topic, can someone explain to me what is it? I read through in Google but still kinda lost on this. Any help is much appreciated.
3 responses
@sierras236 (2740)
• United States
22 Sep 10
You know of all those instruction manuals you get with things you buy or the manual that comes with the car? That is technical writing. It is an in-depth, non-fictional type of writing that converts technical lingo into common language that people understand. Technical writers usually have some sort of degree or lots of years of experience in their field. It is far different than just article writing or writing for content mills. They also get paid higher depending on their field.
@nicregi (1936)
• Malaysia
23 Sep 10
Oh i see now...thank you for your response :)
• Philippines
23 Sep 10
Technical Writing is writing specifications of the subject matter whether it is a project, item or material. It is mainly focused on the technical classification, technical usage, procedure, codes, laws involve in the process and other parameters required in the Technical Writing. It is an explanation in the catalogue, manuals or project undertakings.
@nicregi (1936)
• Malaysia
23 Sep 10
Thank you vonrico for the explanation.
@thebest1 (658)
• Romania
22 Sep 10
Hello,nicregi! Technical writer is a bit hard than usually articles.It's about specified domains,like medicine,chemistry,or about techonlogical process from a factory,like how make steel or gas or something like that.Technical writing need research if you don't know the domain about you write. I hope that I can help you with my answer! A nice evening!
@nicregi (1936)
• Malaysia
22 Sep 10
hey there. So they are basically niche writers? Someone with specific skills or knowledge in that particular field is called Technical writers?
@thebest1 (658)
• Romania
22 Sep 10
Yes..something like that,because you need to know very good a specific domain or you need to make research if you want to write about a specific domain.Is called like that from "techinc" lol...they don't called for each domain: medical writer,biology writer and so on.Can I help you more?
@nicregi (1936)
• Malaysia
23 Sep 10
You have done well and thank you so much :)
@amoyube1980 (2233)
• Somalia
25 Sep 10
Hi, This is not a referral link, this lists all the basics on writing an effective technical article, I hope this helps.. http://factoidz.com/technical-writing-basics-ii-top-down-structure/ You may find other links to other articles regarding the same topic on the bottom of the page.