Writing in the Workplace

Published 18 Jan 2018

I have learned technical writing in college, which landed me a job as a Quality Test Engineer, wherein a part of my job entails submission of technical reports or documentation. This ability of mine made me appreciate and love my job more. This even inspired me to give an advice to students who also plan to enter the world of technical writing. Here are the details of my story: I earned a baccalaureate degree in college wherein I majored in Business. Not much writing courses or subjects were required in it; however, I still received an extensive training since my course obliged me to take up a basic composition subject as a pre-requisite for other major subjects in order for me to graduate. This led me to become a technical writer which eventually got me hired a company as a Quality Test Engineer.

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One of my tasks and functions is to regularly submit technical reports, which are viewed or read and assessed by the management, as well as, the “system users”. What’s interesting about my job is that I also have to spend fifty percent of my time attending to other peoples’ writings including that of my immediate superiors, as well as, my subordinates. I highly appreciate this because I get to learn more styles, tips, trends, updates etc with regards to technical writing. I also get to learn more about accuracy, which is extremely important, since we also get information from other technical documents and that our “documentation helps with training and/or department organizational readiness”.

Another reason why I love my current job so much is the fact that after business or office hours, I am not obliged by the company to write anything, unlike in other organizations where even the time for resting will be allocated for job-related activities. Not only that, at work, only twenty-five percent of my day, is spent on writing. Other small but important reasons why I love my job include the following: the company does not oblige me to write under pressure or with time limits; I’m not forced to follow a writing process just like other organizations do. On a final note, since I am into much of technical writing and that I usually write via e-mail as well, allow me to leave an advice for students who are about to enter the world of technical writing or are already in it: 1) it is very important to always double check for grammatical and spelling errors; and 2) never stop learning the different styles of writing.


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