Technical Communication – Where No Conditions Apply by Gariyasi Medhi
Technical Communication has never been a stereotyped career-although many think it is the sole domain of Literature or Technology students. The truth is that you only need creativity, logical thinking, and very good English. Whether your educational background is in science, arts, or commerce, whether you’re an engineer, doctor, medical transcriptionist, or IT professional, if you have those three key abilities, you have a very good chance to succeed in this profession.
Why is it growing in popularity? Technical Communication is a stable career with plenty of job opportunities in every industry across the globe. The ‘entry criteria’ for this profession excludes no one, since anyone can acquire technical knowledge and develop their English language skills. Interestingly enough, there is no gender bias in Technical Communication jobs—men and women alike have succeeded in entering and then achieving very high positions. A good example is TWB’s Chief Operations Officer, Helen Shukla, who worked as a Knowledge Manager in SAP before embarking on a venture to set up her own company.
There is a very interesting quote that sums up Technical Communication: “Technical Communication forms a bridge between the logical (the primarily binary concepts understood by computers, robots, lawyers) and the illogical (the haphazard, inconsistent concepts misunderstood carbon-based life forms, highly intelligent computers, lawyers) via the medium of the grammatical, the haphazardly logical system incomprehensible to both.”
So, if you want to bridge the gap between the logical and illogical, pull up your socks and get into the shoes of a Technical Communicator.
Gariyasi is currently working as a Technical Communicator, Aerospace and Defense Division, in TWB. She is an engineering graduate, who changed her career from engineering to technical communication.