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Technical Writers and Editors

Overview

Technical writers, sometimes called technical communicators, express technical and scientific ideas in easy-to-understand language. Technical editors revise written text to correct any errors and make it read smoothly and clearly. They also may coordinate the activities of technical writers, technical illustrators, and other staff in preparing material for publication and oversee the document development and production processes. Technical writers hold about 49,700 jobs and editors, including technical editors, hold about 96,690 jobs in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Helpful

Organized

Technical

Career Ladder
Project Manager or Freelance Business Owner

Senior Writer or Editor

Technical Editor

Technical Writer

Editorial Assistant, or Copy Editor, or Proofreader, or Research Assistant

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