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Technical Writer

Responsible for writing technical materials, such as equipment manuals, reports, appendices, or operating and maintenance instructions. A Technical Writer gathers information by observing developmental and production activities; by studying product plans, drawings, specifications, journals, and samples; and by interviewing production and engineering personnel to become familiar with product technologies, uses, operation, and maintenance. A person in this position organizes material that has been gathered and completes the writing assignment according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, format, and terminology. A Technical Writer is often tasked with selecting or creating photographs, drawings, sketches, diagrams, and charts to illustrate material and may assist in layout work. A person in this position may also be called on to review published materials and recommend revisions in scope, format, content, and methods of reproduction and binding.

Required (Select 6)
Product Name/Outline
Business Writing
English Vocabulary
Listening Skills
Spelling (U.S.)
Technical Writing
Written English

Elective 1 (Select 1)
Product Name/Outline
Corel WordPerfect 9.0
Lotus Word Pro 9.5
MS Word 2000
MS Word 2002
MS Word 2003
MS Word 97

Elective 2 (Select 1)
Product Name/Outline
Information Technology Terminology
Medical Terminology
Pharmaceutical Terminology (U.S.)