Do you have the ability to communicate technical jargon simply and easily to those not familiar with the work or lingo? Are you usually assigned to prepare the training notes or procedures for specific tasks? Do you have years of experience/knowledge in a particular field? If this describes you, then you could probably make money as a Technical Writer.
Depending on the specialized field, technical writers could command some of the highest income annually. Technical writers take highly complex information and prepare instruction manuals, journal articles, and other supporting documents to communicate complex and technical information more easily. Others – such as medical and pharmaceutical writers – use the industry’s jargon to communicate with other professionals in the field. Technical Writers are much sought after because very few writers have the ability to produce technical materials, explained clearly and effectively. Any one who has used the “HELP” feature in computer or online applications, or read a computer manual will appreciate the abilities of Technical Writers.
Although technical writing may sound like a difficult task, if you are already a freelance writer or you have extensive experience in a specialized field, this qualifies you to handle role of a Technical Writer. Continue to gain knowledge in those fields and market yourself as an expert. You’ll be glad you did when you begin earning loads of money.