As in any other profession, to become an effective technical writer one needs to acquire certain type of skills. When technical writing came into being, it required mostly the writing skills as huge manuals or guides were a standard. Ever since the fields of technology and communications have grown, so also the skills required for these professions. Below mentioned are some of the skills required by a technical writer:
The above mentioned skills for a technical writer are very few, as organization specific needs may vary greatly. Also the skills vary widely as depending on the education background of the technical writer and his experience.