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    1. Being a Techie Writer
      The question of "how technical does a tech writer need to be?" is an often-debated one. In this article, you'll see the potential benefits and costs of being a techie technical writer.

    2. Faking It as a Techie Writer
      A If you're not yet a techie writer but are working on improving your skills, you can apply the strategies in this article to fake being a techie writer.

    3. Finding Technical Writing Jobs Fast
      If you think about your first attempts at getting a Technical Writing position as an adventure, then follow this logical sequence to easily get that job.

    4. The Front Line of Tech Writing
      Learn how goals and tools can shape the content of online help and documentation.

    5. Gender-neutral Technical Writing
      In this article, you'll see why gender-neutral writing is important for technical writers to use, what gender-neutral writing is not, and how you can use gender-neutral writing in the documents you develop.

    6. How Much Should You Charge for Technical Writing?
      Before accepting that job, know first how much should you charge for that technical writing work.

    7. How to Estimate Project Time
      Every technical writer should know how long a project is going to take. This article by Michael Knowles tells you exactly how to estimate time frame in your works.

    8. Tech Writing in a Web Environment
      How do you write for a web environment? This article tells technical writers exactly how.

    9. Technical Communication Skills Summary
      This summary lists a range of skills needed in the technical writing profession, including computer and technical skills, writing and related skills, and interpersonal skills.

    10. Technical Writing is Exciting Work
      How do you write for a web environment? This article tells technical writers exactly how. It's more than just sitting infront of your PC and converting technical jargons into reader-friendly words. This article tells you why Technical Writing is not a boring work.

    11. Tips for Technical Writers
      Well-known technical writer and author Jeff Hanvey offers 10 Must Know tips to new technical writers.<
    12. What is Technical Writing?
      A short, concise discussion of Technical Writing per se.

    13. Writing Technical Articles
      Who says you can't write technical articles? Here are some of the tricks to learn in developing a compelling technical article.

    14. Benefits of Good Technical Documentation
      Know the benefits of writing a compelling technical document and selling professional technical writing to the unconvinced.

    15. Breaking into Technical Writing
      This article from the National Writers Union gives a frank overview of the technical writing field from a freelancer's point of view.

    16. Careers in Technical Writing
      Contrary to what many people assume, work as a technical writer involves much more than sitting alone at your PC. But the pay and the job outlook are good if you'll consider technical writing as a career. This article tells you why.

    17. DIY Technical Writing
      When you don't have the time to take a course on technical communication but would still like to know more about theories and techniques of the profession.

    18. Five Tips for User-Friendly User Manuals
      In this article, well-known technical writer James Rada Jr. spells out five rules for writing good documentation.

    19. How to Get the Most Out of Your Freelance Writer
      Dr. Charles Hurwitz, Words Director of Technical Writing, gives you straight talk on how to work with outsource technical writers.

    20. How to Tell if You Have What it Takes to be a Technical Writer
      Or, the list of skills you REALLY need to be a technical writer. Author Vicki Taylor gives you some insight into an article written long ago that made a significant impact on her as a technical writer.

    21. How to Work as an Off-Site Technical Writer
      This article gives you an inside tips on turning an on-site technical writing gig into an off-site one.

    22. Living Documentation: The Future of Technical Writing
      Technical writer John Hewitt writes about the future of documentation; living documents that are instantly available, downloadable, printable and can be updated unlimited times.

    23. Making Money In Technical Writing
      Peter Kent, author of the bestselling Complete Idiot's Guide to the Internet (Que) and Making Money in Technical Writing (MacMillanPublishing) shares his secrets for breaking into this lucrative field.

    24. Marketing the Wily Technical Writer
      An article about marketing yourself as a technical writer, by technical writer Michael Knowles.

    25. Respecting Technical Writers
      Respect is important for any profession. This article tells you why Technical Writers deserve respect too, especially from each other.

    26. Succeeding as a Technical Writer
      An article by technical writer Michael Knowles about the practice of writing efficiently, effectively, and sanely in high-stress environments.

    27. Tech Writing: It's more than just computers
      If you think technical writing is just about computers and software, this article will tell you it is not.

    28. Technical communication provides vital link
      This article by Kara Kitts of Employment Review Online, focuses on the need for professional technical writers in the workforce.

    29. Technical Writing
      Another look at Technical Writing, with emphasis on the skills required and the qualifications needed to become a successful technical writer.

    30. Technical Writing is Exciting Work
      Description: If you think technical writing is a boring job, think again. This article will tell you why a lot of freelancers find the work exciting, not to mention rewarding.

    31. Technical Writing Manual
      This article discusses style manual for technical writers by a former college professor. Includes usage of numbers, units, equations and technical jargon.

    32. Technical Writing: What is it all about?
      What is it that technical writers do? And why do they make such a fuss about it? If you don't know, find it out in this article.

    33. Ten Ways To Improve Your Technical Writing
      Discover useful suggestions for making technical writing concise and comprehensible in this article by Robert Bly.

    34. The Shifting Technical Writing Market
      In this article, famous author Michael Knowles discusses today's hottest trends in technical writing market.

    35. Types of Technical Documents
      This article describes the various types of technical documents written by Technical Writers.

    36. Wake Up and Smell the Technology
      Michael Bremer, the author of Untechnical Writing and The User Manual Manual gives advice and encouragement to creative writers interested in the field of technical writing in this article.

    37. Why technical writers should love Microsoft's Inductive User Interface
      An overview of Microsoft's Inductive User Interface guidelines from a technical writer's perspective.

    © Copyright Mars W. Mosqueda Jr.

    Mars is a journalist at the Manila Bulletin, a Philippine daily newspaper, and does Technical Writing for SMART CONSULTING, a US-based company that produces tecnical documents, web content, business plans, proposals, and other marketing documents for several US-based clients. He is also a freelance writer for a Singapore-based business magazine and Florida-based newspaper. Mars spends his free time writing love letters and other stuff for his girlfriend.

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