So you want to be a writer?

Another kind of writer, whose work you may encounter on a daily basis without even realizing it, are the technical writers who write instruction manuals, troubleshooting steps for software programs, or reports on new industrial products. They have intimate knowledge of their subject, combining their technical expertise with writing skills to create their material. Rather than using creativity to weave a story, technical writers convey facts and processes in a way that makes it easy for a reader to understand and/or follow.