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Technical Writer

  1. 1. Scientific and Technical Writing Program Nano Science & Technology Consortium http:// www.nstc.in /programs/Writing
  2. 2. <ul><li>Successful Career , Better Opportunities </li></ul>www.nstc.in © NSTC 2008 Life of a Technical Writer
  3. 3. <ul><li>Become NSTC Certified </li></ul><ul><li>Technical and Scientific Writer </li></ul>www.nstc.in © NSTC 2008
  4. 4. Technical Writer www.nstc.in © NSTC 2008 ? Life of a Technical Writer
  5. 5. Quote <ul><li>“ Newspaper reporters and technical writers are trained to reveal almost nothing about themselves in their writing. This makes them freaks in the world of writers, since almost all of the other ink-stained wretches in the world reveal a lot about themselves to the reader.” </li></ul><ul><li>Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. </li></ul>www.nstc.in © NSTC 2008
  6. 6. Qualities of a Good Technical Writer <ul><li>Targeted </li></ul><ul><li>Well organized </li></ul><ul><li>Reader-centered </li></ul><ul><li>Possess an eye for detail </li></ul><ul><li>Informed </li></ul><ul><li>Critical </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical </li></ul><ul><li>Purposeful </li></ul>www.nstc.in © NSTC 2008
  7. 7. A Technical Writer Considers… <ul><li>readers </li></ul><ul><li>purpose </li></ul><ul><li>tone </li></ul><ul><li>simple, concise and to the point language </li></ul>www.nstc.in © NSTC 2008
  8. 8. A Typical Day in the Life of a Technical Writer <ul><li>Get in early and have breakfast </li></ul><ul><li>Drive to work </li></ul><ul><li>Attend morning standups with the development team and then with the tech writing team. </li></ul><ul><li>Resolving queries of developer on the text for an application screen. </li></ul><ul><li>Attend a presentation by the development team regarding documentation of a new feature for the upcoming software release. </li></ul>www.nstc.in © NSTC 2008
  9. 9. A Typical Day in the Life of a Technical Writer (contd.) <ul><li>Try out a new feature and report discrepencies to the developer </li></ul><ul><li>Draft new feature content and attend Document Production training </li></ul><ul><li>Look at customer comments on the documentation pages, which can be incorporated into the page </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the developer to find out missed bits of new functionality </li></ul><ul><li>Return to home </li></ul>www.nstc.in © NSTC 2008
  10. 10. The Program Features <ul><li>Join NSTC highly acclaimed Scientific Writing Program backed by in-house tailor made content </li></ul><ul><li>Industry relevant and focused content </li></ul><ul><li>LMS powered learning and Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Regular feed back and continuous mentoring by experts </li></ul>www.nstc.in © NSTC 2008
  11. 11. Contact , NSTC <ul><li>Email : [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Landline : 0120- 4330376 </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile: 09958161117 </li></ul><ul><li>Url : http:// www.nstc.in /programs/Writing </li></ul><ul><li>www.nstc.in </li></ul>www.nstc.in © NSTC 2008

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