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  1. 1. Technical Writing as a Second Career Choice After a Career BreakResuming work after a career break for womenBy Maneesha GMany graduate and post-graduate working women take a career break after marriage to take care of theirpersonal life. Many times women resist joining work because of apprehensions. They are apprehensive aboutadjusting to a new work-place, or to learning new technologies, or about being outdated in their field ofspecialization. After having worked in the development sector for about ten years I took a career break becauseI wanted to devote time to raise my daughter. But then the urge to get back to work was very strong. Havingspent my time during my career break as a free-lance writer, I was sure I wanted to pursue a career in writing. Iwas very apprehensive about rejoining a full time career. A chance opportunity to attend a workshop intechnical writing gave me an overview on the prospects of a career in technical writing. Further researches ontechnical writing on the web helped me decide that I explore this field.Technical writing after a career breakTechnical writing offers great opportunities for women who have taken a career break. It is an evolvingsector in India with many opportunities. Positions for technical writers are in great demand in the IT industry,pharma companies, engineering, and banking sector. For women who have a good command over theEnglish language, have a basic computer knowledge, and have a curious mind, technical writing is a greatsecond career option.What is a technical writer’s job?A technical writer’s job involves writing manuals about products in a manner that is easily understood by theend user. A technical writer develops various types of documents like user guides and manuals, onlinehelps, white papers and technical reports.Join a course in Technical Writing for a great career
  2. 2. The best way to start a second career in technical writing is by enrolling in a technical writing program. Aprogram in technical writing will give you skills in using technical writing tools and concepts in the field oftechnical writing. The Writers Block offers a range of programs in technical writing. Details on these coursesare available on is a postgraduate in Environmental Science with work experience in the development sector.Currently Maneesha is pursuing a certification in Technical Writing at TWB. 4 1Click on events below to Register1. Jan 21
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