What must you learn (and keep current in) to be a technical communicator? What are the required skills, tools, and terminologies and complexities of the industries, fields, and topics in which you are working?
There’s more to technical communications than how it is presented in academia and business—both sides are frequently unaware of the requirements of this profession. What is out there, and where are we now?
This discussion looks at technical communication only from the perspective of the writing and editing, and not from illustration or programming needs.