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Top 10 Strategies to Succeed as a Technical Communicator

Like it is with any specialized profession, technical communication too requires some strategic planning. 

Here are my top 10 recommendations to build a flourishing technical communication career.

If you did not study technical communication in college, make sure your current TechComm job promotes analytical thinking, problem-solving, writing, and communication skills. 

Learning to conduct research and break down technical information quickly will go a long way in realizing your success as a TechComm professional.

Determine the domain that interests you and take a TechComm job in that domain.

Become familiar with publishing software like Technical Communication Suite, Flare, Captivate, SnagIt, etc.

Join a professional body like the Society for Technical Communication (STC) or Technical Writers of India (TWI). Participate in several technical writing forums on Facebook and Twitter and share your knowledge with the rest of the world.

Put together a portfolio that showcases your best TechComm