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Technical Writers and Editors


The writing and editing field is generally very competitive. Each year, there are more people trying to enter this field than there are available openings. The field of technical writing and editing, though, offers more opportunities than other areas of writing and editing, such as book publishing or journalism. The coronavirus pandemic disrupted many professions in 2020, causing budget cuts and consequent staff reductions. Many technical writers and editors have continued to be employed, however, during the pandemic, due to their ability to work remotely. Employment opportunities for technical writers are expected to grow by 7 percent, faster than the average for all occupations, through 2029. There will also continue to be job opportunities for editors who work for high-technology and electronics industries and professional, scientific, and technical services.

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