Technical Writer or Developer? Why? RRS feed

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  • A technical writer is writes documentation that explains technical issues in non-technical audience understandable form. A technical writer might be responsible for writing the how-to manual for a software application. They should be able to write complicated technical subject or task which can be clearly understood by anyone. They should have some technical understanding so that the description will not misunderstood to the reader.   

    Developer is the person who writes code to produce software applications. They are more technical person than technical writer and normally less explanatory. They design, write the code, unit test the software or part of software called module etc.

    If you are in the way to decide which career to choose, then I personally suggest to choose based on your interest. Both of them have scope in market. If you are very good in Language, and have capability to explain and writing skills then you can choose Technical Writer. And, if you are more technical person and interested in some programming language etc you can choose Developer.

    PS: This is the BizTalk Server Forum to help BizTalk people, you might get other place/forum to get more further suggestions.

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    Thursday, April 22, 2010 4:20 PM
  • I'm Mainly in Biztalk deploying and developing and almost  three years,  but I was not instrested in .net programing.

    recently I  got some new offer so......

    thank you

    Thursday, April 22, 2010 4:29 PM
  • I would see my interest first. If I am not interested in much technical work and interested in writing I would choose Technical Writing. This is also a very good job. You would get exposer to know about more projects/technologies/and people interest.

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    Thursday, April 22, 2010 4:38 PM