A technical writer gathers complex information or ideas, interviews subject matter experts (SME), researches the information for accuracy, runs tests to ensure the information is accurate using usability standards, edits the information for inaccurate information, takes or creates images to help bring the information to life, uses or creates templates that are in line with a companies brand, and consistently meets deadlines.
A technical writer has to know how to use different desktop publishing from Microsoft Word to Robohelp, image manipulation software from Paint to Adobe Illustrator, social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, and quick press such as blogging and Wiki.
A technical writer utilizes skills such as analytical thinking, time management, database or document management, problem solving, creative thinking, and project management.
In other words, a technical writer takes complex information from scientists or engineers and turns it into a concise, accurate document for end users such as client and customers.
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