LinkedIn and Technical Writers
LinkedIn already has established that it’s the place for professionals to meet and greet each other, but does this mean anything to the technical writer? Absolutely. When creating a document or a user manual, a technical writer can reach out to any one of the many groups of writers on LinkedIn, possibly to learn more about the subject, but more often than not to improve their documentation delivery.
LinkedIn Groups for Technical Writers
Some of the technical writing related groups on LinkedIn include:
- Technical Writer of Writers – “All Technical Writers are invited to this Community, They can share their experience and blog some posts regarding Technical Writing. You can share your experience and knowledge of your work experience.”
- U.S. Technical Writers – A place where technical writers from around the United States can gather to learn more about their work and their market.
- Technical Writer Forum – “A forum to discuss trends and issues affecting Technical Writers and the technical communications world.”
Whether a technical writer signs up for these groups and uses them frequently or only uses them once in a while, they can become valuable places for networking and information sharing.
After all, the more places you can go to ask questions about a technical document, a new approach, how best to document something, and anything else you may need to deal with, the better for both you and the technical writing profession as a whole.
The fact that most groups also offer jobs for technical writers shouldn’t be overlooked either. A strong LinkedIn profile with solid recommendations can give you a definite leg up when looking for work.
As a technical writer, information developer, etc., which LinkedIn groups have you found most useful and why? Please leave a comment.