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Technical Publications Manager

Description The role of the Technical Publication Manager (TPM) is crucial to the success of a technical writing department as well as to that of individual department members.  Serving as the face of this specialized group to the organization at large, the ideal TPM is: “educator-in-chief” to the rest of the organization concerning the purpose […]

Technical Writer

Education and Skills A technical writer is required to have professional writing skills and the ability to communicate well with others and take criticism (Van Wicklen, 2001, pg. 24). However, the job requirements go beyond the ability to simply be an advanced writer. They also have to be able to communicate visually, gather information well, […]

Technical Communicator Salaries

Salaries of Technical Communicators Technical communicator salaries vary widely depending on the geographic location, requirements of the position, and experience of the applicant. One source of information regarding technical communicator salaries in the U.S. and its territories is the STC Salary Database. As described on the STC Web site, “the data in the Salary Database are […]

Roadmap to Career Development

Career Development Career development in technical communication, like that of other fields, requires that a communicator select a field, often called a domain, in which to concentrate writing. Some professionals call this a specialty, implying a specific work environment such as information technology, corporate communication, health communication, or government policy writing.  New technical communicators can learn […]

Searching for a Job

Job Search Resources STC Career Center STC’s Technical Communication Career Center (TC3) is the place for technical communicators and their potential employers to find each other. STC members have free access to the job seeker portion of the website. MediaBistro Job Listings has jobs aimed at people working in the media. MSN Careers @jobbiejobs (on Twitter) […]

Educational Resources for Technical Communicators

STC Educational Resources STC offers a range of eductional and network opportunites. Some are restricted to members; others are open to all. Technical Communication Online, the online version of the Society’s journal, publishes articles about the practical application of technical communication theory and serves as a common arena for discussion by practitioners. Technical Communication includes […]

Public Relations

Public Relations Specialist Public Relations focuses on shaping and maintaining the image of a company, organization or individual in the eyes of the client’s various publics. Public, in PR terms, can mean anyone who ever has or ever will form an opinion about the client. Depending on the nature of the client’s work, these publics could […]

Pursuing Basic Developmental Opportunities

Entry-Level Skills Technical Editing: The Practical Guide for Editors and Writers, by Judith Tarutz Clear Technical Writing, by John Brogan Consulting and Independent Contracting SIG activities include an supporting active email discussion list, maintaining the online book “Getting Started in Consulting & Independent Contracting,” surveying SIG members on business practices, and conducting consulting seminars and […]

Professional Development

Professional Development in Technical Communication The professional development domain guides technical communicators as they choose to work in technical communication and pursue educational opportunities, and then seek employment and invest in ongoing professional development. Throughout their careers, technical communicators must keep pace with–and often contribute to–evolving academic theory and scholarship. They must also adapt to continually […]

Our Value as Technical Communicators

Managing Client Expectations See Avoiding Client/Contractor Nightmares Best Practices for Contractor Management, Sherry Michaels, Maggie Haenel, Ann Backhaus Networking See Networking the World Over, Bouquet, Luc, Ken E. d’Albenas, Frederic R. Menezes, Alison Reynolds and Valerie Gilliotte (Intercom 2001) Consensus Building Contribute if you know about Consensus Building and can improve this section. You: The […]

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