About

Hi there! I’m Caitlin, a new technical writer and editor. Thanks for joining me on my journey of learning technical writing—I hope this blog is a helpful resource for you.

In this blog, I’ll be covering the following technical writing topics:

  • Tips and tricks for technical writing
  • Technical writing resources for early career writers
  • How to land a technical writing job

Like many technical writers, I stumbled into the field. I graduated with a degree in communications and spent some time working in that field before I applied for my first technical writing job.

At the time, I didn’t really know what technical writing was, but the job description intrigued me. The role involved creating, editing, and organizing technical documents as well as training staff on using document management software.

As a communications professional, structured processes for creating, managing, and approving documents were already familiar to me. I also had some experience training coworkers on using job-related programs.

However, I’d never written technical documents. Yet, I always enjoyed helping others learn (my grandma even called me “teacher” as a nickname growing up), and much of technical writing is communicating complicated information in a way that is easy for others to understand.

Technical writing ended up being the perfect combination of many of my interests: writing and communication, organizing information, and teaching others.

I never knew technical writing existed before I landed my technical writing job, but it ended up being the perfect fit for me. And if you’re here, it might be for you, too.