Engineers are a special breed of people. They have a grasp of numbers and equations that can be totally awe inspiring. But that same person might have a great difficulty in expressing an idea or thought either verbally or in writing. It is as if these great minds are tune into a slightly different language than the rest of us speak. But if you can appreciate the focus and depth of their one track mind and also be able to communicate with them on a semi normal level, then technical writing would be a very fulfilling and worth career for you. Click here to learn more about working with engineers as a technical writer.
There are surprisingly few people who have both a very logical mind and a gift for words. Most grammar gurus are ruled by a creative side that simply doesn’t have the patience for lengthy processes and comparisons that that drag out to the ten thousandth of a percent. And an engineer would never consider working with a writer who is satisfied with good enough and is not interested in exploring a more precise answer. So if you can write and speak in complete and even compound sentences while also grasping the importance or a finite answer, then you would be a very successful technical writer.
Technical writers live within the confines of a very fact based writing style. There is no room for creative license, feelings or drama but the work is as important a contribution to society as any of the works by the literary greats. And because it requires a very special skill set and understanding, technical writers can demand a very high salary and get it. Good pay, good benefits and stable pay makes technical writing the unicorn of the industry in the eyes of many conventional writers but it is a niche that does exist. Click here to learn more about technical writing opportunities.