How to become a Technical Writer

There is no short-cut that we know of to become a successful technical or commercial writer. The tried and tested method is to undertake an appropriate training course, specifically designed by industry professionals, such as ESTON’s EDL2D distance learning training course. The ESTON Training Technical/Commercial Authorship Diploma training course (Ref: EDL2D) comprises fourteen training packs that build into the most comprehensive study programme of its kind available today. Subjects covered include skills such as note making and note taking, report writing, copy writing, writing abstracts, synopses, specifications and technical descriptions, writing safety procedures and drills, technical and commercial manuals and guides, which are of considerable practical value to all in industry and commerce.

The EDL2D course will train you for a rewarding career in technical or commercial publications. It also prepares you to obtain an ESTON Training Diploma, which is recognised as a benchmark qualification within the technical/commercial publications industry in the United Kingdom and throughout the English-speaking world. The course is designed as a conversion course for engineers and commercial subject specialists, as a career-development course for trainee and would-be writers and to provide a recognised qualification for experienced, but untrained authors.

A well-trained technical or commercial writer should…

  • be well organised and methodical
  • be accurate, with an eye for detail
  • have an above-average standard of written English
  • be able to research and analyse complex technical and commercial information
  • be able to absorb information quickly and structure it logically
  • be able to produce documents that are technically accurate, clear and concise
  • be able to liaise with people at all levels within a variety of organisations
  • have the appropriate IT skills (such as familiarity with Microsoft Office)
  • be able to work as part of a team (including other writers, editors, management, engineers, product and subject specialists, clerks, word-processor and DTP operators and graphic designers) and to take responsibility for his or her own work (including time keeping and record keeping).

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