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National Occupational Standards

So what is a good technical writer supposed to be able to do?

Quite a lot! See the National Occupation Standards detailed below:

From the web site of the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators http://www.istc.org.uk  
National Occupational Standards

Introduction

The Publishing Training Centre
National Occupational Standards for Technical Communicators Standards

Accreditation Version 14 May 1999
Produced by Leigh & Barron Consulting Ltd

Permission to use these standards should be sought from:
The Publishing Training Centre
45 East Hill, Wandsworth, London, SW18 2QZ
Tel. 0208 874 2718 Fax. 0208 870 8985

Unit 1: Interpret the requirements of a client for a technical publication
Unit 2: Propose a technical publication to a client
Unit 3: Obtain information for a technical publication
Unit 4: Record and store information for use in a technical publication
Unit 5: Interpret the design of a technical publication
Unit 6: Design the structure and style of a technical publication
Unit 7: Design a page layout for a technical publication
Unit 8: Produce supplementary components for a technical publication
Unit 9: Create text for inclusion in a technical publication
Unit 10: Incorporate multimedia components in a technical publication
Unit 11: Integrate components within a technical publication
Unit 12: Quality assure a technical publication
Unit 13: Edit a technical publication to improve its technical quality
Unit 14: Co-ordinate the development of a new version of a technical publication
Unit 15: Evaluate the effectiveness of a technical publication
Unit 16: Supply a translation of information for a technical publication
Unit 17: Establish and maintain professional relationships with people
Unit 18: Exchange information on a technical publication
Unit 19: Lead the development of technical publications
Unit 20: Contribute to the design of a technical publication
Unit 21: Commission work for the development of a technical publication
Unit 22: Plan projects to develop technical publications
Unit 23: Allocate resources to achieve the development of a technical publication
Unit 24: Monitor the development of a technical publication
Unit 25: Ensure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety
 

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