Even though you are very good at separating the professional and personal aspects of your life, interpersonal skills and team working ethos is still required in technical writing jobs. With these, you also need to perform with excellence and maintain a high level of ethical behaviour. This is how high the professional and personal requirements of the work. Working in this job will develop you into a highly professional worker with excellent interpersonal skills.
In connection with the professional and interpersonal skills for technical writing jobs, you also need to specifically have a good standard of organisation and time management qualities. You will use these in doing specific tasks which include assisting in the planning, scoping and technical capture of activities which you will document into writing. Further, you are not only a writer, you should be a writer who have the skills in articulating and listening.
Being a constructive and proactive player in a team is also called for in technical writing jobs. Technical aspects of your work will include understanding and applying the compliance with legal and contractual obligations which you will also document for your clients and their clients and customers. Understanding of safety related requirements being a part of the writing output generation is also needed.
Whether you are a freelance writer or employed within a company, you need to have the understanding of plagiarism, information sensitivity and protection, security classification, intellectual property rights and export control and apply them. On top of these essentials, the artistic flair for the products and services you are writing about is important. As a writer in the technical specialty, you will write about different products and services or processes. You can specialise, make your repertoire wide or both. What is important is that you have the qualities, knowledge and skills required.