How To Land and Keep a Job in Technical Writing

Many Truths -- Will They Set you Free? (originally published on, November 2008)

Accidental Technical Writer

Sometimes I wonder if I'm an accidental technical writer (tech writer). You know what I mean. I don't wear glasses, haven't read enough of Dilbert, and I'm not even an English major. Regardless of your major, your experience, your gender, race, or beliefs I think you'll agree with many of the truths listed here. If not, please feel free to share your perspective (tech writers and non-tech writers alike).

Technical writing can cover a variety of disciplines from engineering, medical sciences, pharmaceutical writing, financial software, software develop