technical publications writer
As one of the professions set forth by NAFTA, technical publications writers who are citizens of Mexico or Canada may be eligible for TN status. TN status is not necessarily granted to a technical publications writer as minimum educational requirements may apply. List of TN Professions and Minimum education requirements.
This list has been modified since technical publications writer was not listed in one of the two sources below.
U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Information Network
- Organize material and complete writing assignment according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology.
- Maintain records and files of work and revisions.
- Edit, standardize, or make changes to material prepared by other writers or establishment personnel.
- Confer with customer representatives, vendors, plant executives, or publisher to establish technical specifications and to determine subject material to be developed for publication.
- Review published materials and recommend revisions or changes in scope, format, content, and methods of reproduction and binding.
- Select photographs, drawings, sketches, diagrams, and charts to illustrate material.
- Study drawings, specifications, mockups, and product samples to integrate and delineate technology, operating procedure, and production sequence and detail.
- Interview production and engineering personnel and read journals and other material to become familiar with product technologies and production methods.
- Observe production, developmental, and experimental activities to determine operating procedure and detail.
- Arrange for typing, duplication, and distribution of material.
Dictionary of Occupational Titles
TITLE(s): WRITER, PROSE, FICTION AND NONFICTION (profess. & kin.) alternate titles: writer
Writes original prose material for publication: Selects subject matter based on personal interest or receives specific assignment from publisher. Conducts research and makes notes to retain ideas, develop factual information, and obtain authentic detail. Organizes material and plans arrangement or outline. Develops factors, such as theme, plot, order, characterization, and story line. Writes draft of manuscript. Reviews, revises, and corrects it and submits material for publication. Confers with publisher's representative regarding manuscript changes. May specialize in one or more styles or types of writing, such as descriptive or critical interpretations or analyses, essays, magazine articles, short stories, novels, and biographies.
GOE: 01.01.02 STRENGTH: S GED: R6 M3 L6 SVP: 8 DLU: 77