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Technical communication is a broad field and includes any form of communication that exhibits one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Communicating about technical or specialized topics, such as computer applications, medical procedures, or environmental regulations.
  • Communicating by using technology, such as web pages, help files, or social media sites.
  • Providing instructions about how to do something, regardless of how technical the task is or even if technology is used to create or distribute that communication.

The History of Technical Communication

Technical communication's origins as a discipline

Our History

Career Paths in Technical Communication

Learn about the types of work that technical communicators do and how you can develop in this role.

Career Paths

The Value that we Create for Businesses

Technical communicators bring value to business development through contributions to risk management, user satisfaction, internal communication processes, and more.

Value Proposition

Our Ethical Standards

Every profession has a stated set of ethical standards. Those who expect to be regarded as professionals should adhere to these standards, and call upon others to do so.

STC Ethical Code and Guidelines

Professional Organizations

TCBOK was created by the Society for Technical Communication. Learn more about the Society and other professional organizations that complement us.

Professional Organizations

Future of Technical Communication

One of the joys of being a technical communicator is the chance to be on the leading edge of technologies and their impact on society. Find out more about where we are going.

Future of Technical Communication