A technical writer (also called a technical communicator) is a professional writer who engages in technical writing wherein he or she designs, creates, and maintains technical documentation. This documentation includes online help, user guides/manuals, white papers, design specifications, system manuals, project plans, test plans, etc. Engineers, scientists, and other professionals may also produce technical writing, but often hand it off to a professional technical writer for proofreading, editing, and formatting. A technical writer produces technical documentation for technical, business, and consumer audiences. In addition to solid research, language, and writing skills, a technical writer may have skills in: Technical writing may be on any technical subject that requires explanation to a particular audience.
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