Which is a good institute in bangalore for tarining as a tech writer?
Hi, I have completed Maters in English and have good communication skills. But I do not have any technical knowledge apart from basic computer, internet and Microsoft office. I want to get into technical writing field. I need training as I do not have much knowledge of documentation. Do I qualify as a potential candidate for tech writing career?
Please suggest a good training institute in Bangalore which also helps in placements. Some of my friends advised me to go for online tech writing programs offered by US universities. What would be better, an on campus training from institute in Bangalore or an online training from some US University?
Most tech writers today are Btech or BE. What are the chances of building a career as tech writer being from Humanities?
At least a third of all tech writers have similar educational background as you. I hail from the same track too (BA in English-->MA in Journalism). Less than 40% TWs have an Engg background. You needn't panic if you have an inclination for computers and their back-end technologies. Most corporations that hire for entry level positions look for your zeal/motivation. You don't need any TW certification at all.
You usually do not need any certification if you have the following traits:
1. Good English (written and spoken).
2. Ability to learn and grasp technical concepts.
3. Basic Computer knowledge and Technical Writing Tools.
Although a certification is not a must, being certified certainly gives you an edge. If cost is not a constraint, you may want to get trained at The Writers Block (Bangalore). They also have online courses. To the best of my knowledge, they are currently the best in India and also provide placements.
Click on the following to access the The Writers Block site:
Had the same questions as yours. I contacted Confai at Hyderabd and I have joined their Diploma course.I did a lot of research before joining them and found that currently they are the best in the industry and have a good brand name in the market. They conduct online training too You can contact them.
I agree that you have good communication skill, but that's not enough to be a technical writer. First you should learn the basics of Technical writing methodologies & Standards. It's good that you know basic computer and MS office, but you need to be good at few other tools, like Robohelp, Framemaker, etc.
So I would say, you should go for Technical Writing course first.
Myself Naveen Raj, I did technical writing course from Winprotech in bangalore. They do help in placement also. I got placed 3 months back. Now I am working as a technical writer.
So if you need any further clarifications, mail me at email@example.com, would be glad to assist you.