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17 Reasons to NOT Become a Technical Writer |

Do you really want to be a technical writer? Though it is one of the best paying professions, but you have to sacrifice a lot of your normal life to be the best.


This is a great article by Ajay Narang. As Ajay points out, technical writing is not for the faint of heart! I think much of this list applies to technical communications as a whole. Can you relate to this list? Do you agree or disagree with some of these "sacrifices"? Let me know in the comments below. 


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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

2 thoughts on “17 Reasons to NOT Become a Technical Writer |

  1. Hello Danielle,

    I was just checking the traffic generation for our site, and I found your blog as a source. Thank you for featuring our article on your blog site.

    You may want to check our latest blog: 14 Ways to Make a Good Technical Writer Quit –

    Do let us know your feedback.

    – Ajay Narang

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