This is a true story as told to LatPro.com where you can find helpful career interviews and job search advice in your desired industry. Visit to find a career interview in your field today. I am an Online Technical Writer and specialize in writing about software for the business and health care industries. I have ten years of experience writing for various topics, and five years of experience specifically writing in the technical field. I write about advances in technology for blogs, websites and other online content sources. I am generally given a topic to write about, and must find a way to explain it so that readers can understand it. While most of the people who read my works are already knowledgeable in their fields, they are often busy and don’t have time to read every word of a large report. Because of this, I must give them this new information in a way that makes the key points accessible and useful to them. I rate my job satisfaction a 9 out of 10. I think the one thing that I would change would be to interact more with clients and other people directly. This can be a very solitary job at times and I would feel completely enthusiastic about working each day if I had more contact with other people. I have always wanted to be a writer. Technical writing gives me the opportunity to be a writer without having to worry about writer’s block or struggling for the right way to describe a scene. I feel like I have accomplished much more as a writer since I began technical writing, than when my work was not as specialized. I love being able to craft words into sentences and paragraphs. It can be somewhat of a thrill to create finely structured text that both informs the reader and holds his interest. I can truly say that I have found my calling in technical writing. I believe that anyone who is familiar with words and their grammatical structure can write for a living. Luckily, those tools can be learned through English classes and by reading extensively. By reading other people’s works, you can become familiar with the flow and pattern of words.
May 01, 2012