Technical writing as a profession has not still appeared to register of practitioners. You will hardly find a university with the list of educational disciplines that contains technical writing subject. Even the complete technical writer refresher courses were not available before. At the same time, today, professional technical writing services providers are highly recruited by different companies.
So, why this discipline is not usually taught in University? Maybe the students themselves are not eager to learn it, or the lecturers do not want to teach them. One must firstly acquire certain knowledge to be able to impart it to somebody.
However, there are not many qualified technical writers nowadays, at that all of them have a good job, their salary compares with other high-paying specialists. They often work in technical writing company and other organizations at the same time.
You can easily imagine how hard they work therefore they do not experience any financial difficulties. So, these people probably do not see any sense in the creation of the training courses. Maybe they will not have a sufficient number of students, won’t they? Can it be that technical writing jobs are not a pair? It does not seem to be true.
Why do not create technical writing courses?
To create a course, organize education program and arrange an educational process for the only one person is a time-consuming task. But, unfortunately, nobody needs this – everyone has their problems. But this challenge can be overcome by a team of highly qualified specialists.
It is possible to create a technical writing course for 6 six months. One can develop the program that will allow teaching a person necessary skills and imparting relevant knowledge to him/her so that he/she can make a good technical writer. Having a basic knowledge, beginner technical writer will be able to improve own skills on his own doing a good job as a salaried technical specialist.
Why is it so prestigious to work as a technical writer? First of all, you will be able to choose a working space, whether it be your home or an office of some company, or any other place. Also, it is you who decides how long you should work. Also, you will get paid the same as office specialists but spend three times less time for the work than they do.
And, who knows, maybe one day you will become an outstanding provider of technical writing outsourcing services and be able to reach the customers all over the globe.
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