Hiring a technical writer, … not a typist !

Don’t hire a technical writer to fill in a typist’s position

Dear recruitment agency , do me a favour (and make your agency save money): do a proper job. Don’t be a fool: BelleEpoqueTypistmake the difference between a typist and a technical writer

A typist is « A person who types especially as a job ». You may also want to be more specific: a  Typist?  a Data entry clerk? Audio typist? a Copy typist?

Now what can you expect from a typist: « Copy typists learn to touch type at a high speed, which means they can look at the copy they are typing and do not need to look at the keyboard they are typing on. »

Good to know: Apple Mac store helps you become a typist: “Typist” is a typing tutor, which helps you in learning touch typing.

Beware! A typist is NOT a copywriter. The copywriter deals with CONTENT  (while the typist focuses on layout and spelling) and is highly in demand

Now, what’s the goal of technical writing?

« Good technical writing results in relevant, useful and accurate information geared to specifically targeted audiences in order to enable a set of actions on the part of the audience in pursuit of a defined goal.« TechWriterMotivation

Let’s take a glance at some of the Technical writer’s tasks:

 

 

Training – an Academic degree is a must for technical writers

(1) US and Canada

dilbert-usability_objectives_tina(2) In Europe

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