Posts Tagged ‘proofread’

Preparing Yourself for Technical Writing

August 25, 2012

Most of the reader who have recently completed their education are preparing for their interviews. Probably some of them have not decided their career option till now. If you have ever came across Technical Writing profile, this article helps you to prepare for technical writing. Remember, once you choose this profile as career option, you have to write everyday something. To provide quality documents your writing style should be very good. Follow these guidelines to improve your writing skills.

  1. Write Everyday: As a technical writer you have to write a lot on different technologies. So, to improve your writing skills and develop good quality documents, you need to practice a lot. Write everyday something on a topic or about your daily routine. This gives you a chance to think quickly while writing.
  2. Read Something Everyday: Reading is also a technique to improve your writing skills. When you read an article or document, you learn different writing styles. Everyone have their own writing style and you can learn or pick some writing styles from those documents.
  3.  Proofread: During writing, sometimes you did not remember the basic guidelines of writing and commit the same mistakes. To overcome these mistakes proofread your document after completing scripting. Make it a habit to proofread your written documents, this improves your writing.
  4.  Update your writing skills: Check out the general guidelines of writing at a regular interval. Sometimes, writing style varies for different documents. Various writing tools are available in the market. Update yourself with these writing tools to make your writing effective.
  5.  Specialize in a domain: To enhance your market values try to write on a particular subject. Expertise yourself in a subject of your choice – ranging from a software to technology. This makes you expert in a specific field or technology. I had to write a lot on Adobe InDesign, and Dreamweaver.
  6.  Be Confident: Confidence gives you the power to face a problem. Be confident while asking or answering a question. Control your emotions, and try to show your confidence on your face. While interviewing, initially, you feel that subject matter experts (SME’s) are quite complex. But keep yourself updated with latest technologies, and learn how to ask questions. Make notes, and a list of questions to ask. You get expertise in the subject as time goes.

In this way, your writing skills will be improved which helps you to shape your career.

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How to improve your writing skills

August 25, 2012

Having good writing skills can be very useful at times. For aspiring writers, it will be an essential quality. Some people naturally have good writing skills, while others may lack it. If you ever feel that you can never gain good writing skills, you are totally wrong. Everyone can attain quality writing skills, if they try. Some helpful tips are given here, which helps you to improve your writing skills.

  1. Write: – Write something daily as it helps you to improve your writing skills. If you don’t practice, you would not gain anything. Writing is an art, and you have to keep on writing to brush-up your skills. But, if you are wondering on what to write about, not to worry as I can give you some ideas. You can write on an incident that happen to you earlier, or about anything interesting that caught your eye when you were walking on the street. But, if there is nothing interesting that happens to you while you were strolling, get creative, and think of anything to write. It does not matter what you write as long as you attempt to write something.
  2. Criticism: – Write on a topic of your choice and allow it to be read by a critic. If you always write, but never shows it to someone to read, and edit the article, you might not be able to spot the mistakes in that piece of writing. Once you write an article, proofread it, and check it for errors. Then got a critic (it would be great if the person is an experienced critic) to comment on your work. This would allow the person to give you feedback on your work, and at the same time, you can learn how good your standard of writing is. Even, if your first article gets a lot of criticism, do not lose heart. Take the experience as a learner, and remember not to make the similar mistakes again.
  3. Read: – Reading is another way to improve your writing skills. You could go to the library to search for books on writing. You can read the books of your favourite writer or subject to know about various kind of writing styles. These books contain essential steps of writing and help you to improve your writing skills. Apart from non-fiction books, you can also read fiction books of a wide range of categories. This will allow you to observe the styles of various authors.

Write something everyday, after sometime writing will become your habit. This way, you will be able to write almost every topic.