ClickHelp has a great blog post series on industries that employ technical writers. Some of them are unusual like the aerospace industry, insurance, government and so on. However, what about…the sport industry? Let’s see, can you combine these two things?
There are several ways to work in the sport industry as a technical writer:
- Data visualization
Clear data visualization is what every company wants to produce because it helps users quickly understand the information, so it raises the brand loyalty. Technical writers are those who have the necessary skill set to write concise and clear information. Check out The Pudding sports topic. They keep large content clean and user-friendly. Even those who are far from the sports topic will enjoy it.
The Pudding blog provides a blog series that describes what tools their writers use, how they work with the information and so on. You can read it here.
Moreover, check the blog of Jon Bois. He has been with SB Nation since 2009. Jon is the author of the science fiction football story 17776, and producer of the documentary series Chart Party and Pretty Good. He provides his content with visual content like diagrams, so it’s easier to get the idea of the content.
If you’re a technical writer and like sports, you can also start your blog and apply your skills.
To learn more, here is a podcast for you on data journalism and interactive visualization where Hugo speaks with Amber Thomas about data journalism, interactive visualization, and data storytelling.
- User manual for an app
It’s a more obvious way to combine technical writing and sports — write a user manual for a sports app. For example, Hudl is a leading performance analysis company revolutionizing the way coaches and athletes prepare for and stay ahead of the competition. Founded in 2006, Hudl offers a complete suite of products that empower more than 160,000 global sport teams at every level — from grassroots to professional organizations — to gather insights with video and data. Hudl’s products and services include online tools, mobile and desktop apps, smart cameras, analytics, professional consultation and more.
Nowadays, tech is also used in sports and you can easily find a company that will kindly employ a technical writer.
What do you think about technical writing in the sport industry?