Take Advanced Courses

If you want to stay current in the field, it’s a good idea to take a course. Yeah, even experienced professionals take courses. Fortunately, there is much information on the Internet, so you can take an advanced course. Here are the good ones:

  • English 305: Advanced Technical Writing on Study.com.
    English 305: Advanced Technical Writing has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. The course’s short lessons and quizzes can be accessed at any time, and you can use the course to get ahead in a degree program.

Utilize Online Resources

However, the Internat is also full of free of charge information. Follow the blogs or social media accounts of industry experts, regularly check industry news sites and online forums, listen to podcasts to stay current on the latest trends. Here is what I follow to stay current:

Attend Professional Events

Other technical writers also do want to improve their skills that’s why there are many conferences and meetups where technical writers share their experience. For example, Write the Docs is famous for their conferences that they organized. Here are the upcoming ones:

Invest in Continuing Education and Certification

If you’re an experienced technical writer, it doesn’t mean that you can’t continue your education. Besides advanced courses, you can learn something new, for example, UX writing. UX writing is so special because of its context (software) and the environment in which it’s produced (technology companies). As it exists in the context of software, content should be concise, but at the same time, it should communicate a lot of meaning. Moreover, the content should be accessible to people with different abilities and also be easily translatable for users from other linguistic, geographical, and cultural environments.


SOURCE: https://medium.com/technical-writing-is-easy/technical-writing-resources-to-stay-current-a7aeac098f54

WRITTEN BY

Kesi Parker
Job position: Freelance Technical Writer. I use ClickHelp for technical writing.
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