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Technical communication is a set of methods that practitioners use to research and document technical processes or products. Technical communicators (technical writers, technical illustrators, information architects, etc.) may put the information they capture into paper documents, web pages, digitally stored text, audio, video, and other media. Technical communicators generally tailor information to a specific audience, which may be subject matter experts, consumers, end users, etc. Technical communicators often work collaboratively to create deliverables for various media. Deliverables include online help, user manuals, technical manuals, white papers, specifications, process and procedure manuals, industrial videos, reference cards, data sheets, journal articles, patents, training, business papers, technical reports, and forms and documents.

Technical domains can be of any kind, including the soft and hard sciences, high technology including computers and software, consumer electronics, and business processes and practices.

Technical communication jobs include the following:




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