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Careers in Technical Writing
This article from U.S. News provides a thorough overview of the technical writing field.

Concise, Scannable and Objective: How to Write for the Web
An in-depth article on how to write for the web and what online readers look for.

Effective Business Writing: The White Paper
An article providing information about how to write a white paper.

Ethics of Technical Publishing: Trust Yourself
An article providing a look into the ethic side of technical publishing and writing. Who can you trust and what do you do when you are confronted with an unethical boss, co-worker or assignment.

Good Communication: Seeing the Forest While Managing the Trees
An article to help you learn how to clearly communicate information to your readers.

How I Broke Into Technical Writing
Amanda Layman Low explains how she broke into the field of technical writing. She says benefits include high pay rates and straight-forward assignments.

How to Become a Technical Writer
This article by Kesi Parker provides a 3 minute guide about hree basic aspects of the technical writing profession.

How to Estimate Technical Writing Projectors
An article to help technical writers estimate how long a project will take them with five steps and a project task schedule.

Improving the Appearance of your Technical Document
An article to help technical writers create technical documents that are more visually appealing.

Introduction To Technical Writing For Coders
Jake Rocheleau provides a handy beginner's guide for coders looking to get into technical writing.

Learning Technical Writing Skills
An introductory article by Sean Hower which provides an overview of five skills technical writers should know and learn.

Making Money In Technical Writing
Peter Kent, author of the bestselling Complete Idiot's Guide to the Internet (Que) and Making Money in Technical Writing (MacMillanPublishing) shares his secrets for breaking into this lucrative field.

Marketing the Wily Technical Writer
An article about marketing yourself as a technical writer, by technical writer Michael Knowles.

National Writers Union: Breaking into Technical Writing
An information article originally written by NWU technical writers in the San Francisco/Silicon Valley area. about how to break into the field of technical writing.

National Writers Union: Technical Writers Code
In order to promote fair standards and encourage professional working relationships, the Technical Writers Trade Group of the National Writers Union presents the following Code of Professional Practice for technical writers in the hardware and software in

Quotes about Technical Writing
A collection of dozens of pithy quotes about documentation and technical writing.

Strategies to Succeed in Technical Writing
A series of free online tech writing lessons covering issues like using RoboHelp and FrameMaker, finding a job and writing a technical manual.

Succeeding as a Technical Writer
An article by technical writer Michael Knowles about the practice of writing efficiently, effectively, and sanely in high-stress environments.

Technical Writing FAQ
Answers to frequently asked questions for beginning technical writers by technical writer John Hewitt.

Technical Writing in a Technological Age: Changes in the Classroom and the Workplace
An article which discusses the ways new technology such as the World Wide Web have impacted the field of technical writing.

Technical Writing Tips
Ten useful tips on technical writing by Matthew Arnold Stern, creative and technical writer.

Technical Writing: Four Essential Tips
Technical writer Nick Chowdrey provides four essential tips in this article from Copyblogger.

The Front Line of Tech Writing
Learn how goals and tools can shape the content of online help and documentation.

Web Wonk: Tips for Writers and Designers
A collection of instructional articles about creating webpages that will help you be a better communicator on the Net.

Word-to-RoboHelp Conversion Tips and Tricks
An article by William Rice offering tips for converting Microsoft Word documents to RoboHelp.

Writing a Book About Oracle: Art or Science?
This article by author Chris Lawson provides advice and tips about writing a book on Oracle or other technical subject matter.

Writing a Software Technical Reference Manual
A two part series offering a detailed look at the process of writing a software technical manual.

Writing Technical Articles
An article about writing technical papers in computer science and electrical engineering, with emphasis on papers in systems and networks.







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