Social Engagement: Medium
What’s What: If you happen to be an experienced technical writer, there’s a lot out there for you. If you’ve got the skills to be one, you may have flexible options as well.
Amava Take: There’s so much written content being produced, and a lot of it is technical. If you’ve worked in this field before, you already know what to expect. If you haven’t, it’s not too late to start. It could be healthcare, software, hardware or any number of other industries. The main skill you need is the ability to simplify complex information. If you can do that relatively quickly and you can produce accurate, organized documents, you could be on your way to good pay for flexible work as a technical writer.
From the Front Lines:
What kinds of candidates are you looking for to fill these positions?
We prefer people who have written for a living in some capacity or who have some experience in our space. But if a candidate can demonstrate ability, we often hire without either of those.
Any tips for first-timers to make it a productive and fulfilling experience?
Ask for samples before you reinvent the wheel.
What’s a typical daily schedule like?
Some projects are on-site, but many are remote and all that we ask is that you meet our deadlines.
From the Trenches:
What’s the most satisfying part of the job/experience?
It’s really fair pay for doing something that I enjoy, which is organizing and demystifying information.
How would you describe the hard parts?
It can be a lot of hours staring at a screen.
Did you ever learn anything you didn’t know?
Many times! Technical writing forces you to become a mini-expert.
Finding a Position: Any online search or job board will yeild results and is a good way to get an idea of who needs help. Remote job boards have listings as well and many are part-time and freelance. Check more than one portal to widen your search.