The most visible documents that technical writers produce are product manuals or guides that accompany products to customers and instruct them on product assembly and usage. Online help consisting of a series of short instructional blurbs incorporated into the product itself is also common.
Some technical writers never write any product documentation meant for external eyes but rather write product specification documents for internal use such as within a manufacturing company.
Technical writers work across a wide range of industries namely:
- Cybersecurity, Privacy and Protection
- Cloud computing and Artificial Intelligence
- Networking and Communications
- Entertainment and Broadcasting
- Financial including Investment and Banking
- Education, Training and Academia
- Learning and Development
- Governments (Federal, State or city level)
- Manufacturing plants and Factories
- Pharmaceutical and Medical devices
- Energy (Oil, Gas and Utilities)
- Insurance and Billing
- Media, Press and Publishing