So You Want to Be a Technical Writer

This post started off as an email to an upcoming college graduate with a major in English. As someone who also graduated with an English degree, this is advice I would have loved to get as a student. So, if you’re a current student or if you’re simply interested in technical writing as a career, this post is for you.


“Jiu-jitsu teaches us to be comfortable in uncomfortable situations. And this pandemic is an uncomfortable situation,” said Renato Tavares during a live video chat with my Brazilian jiu-jitsu instructor.

Professor Tavares is a world class Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitor and instructor with whom I had the privilege of attending a seminar a couple years ago.