A technical writer creates technical documentation for online and print media. The output would depend on a company’s needs. For example, manuals for boilers could accompany the item during sale and the online documentation could be revised and updated as required.
Two popular software applications for writing such documentation are Microsoft Word or Adobe Framemaker. They have been around for quite some time. At other times, some companies prefer web savvy developers to create online documentation with Content Management Systems which can easily be edited. A content management system allows for specific users to be able to access and edit specific content; while a head administrator can over-look and have access to any content.
Regardless of what software and applications are used to create documentation, most companies always want someone who have some knowledge about the topics; such as chemical engineering company seeking a technical writer with an engineering degree.