42 Whippoorwill Drive, Indianapolis, Iowa 76532
T: 554-443-4444 E: email@example.com
Thorough knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style and AP Stylebook, outstanding technical skills, proficient with
formatting programs and content management stems.
VGB INC., IOWA CITY, IA
Technical Writer Internship
Attended meetings with VGB customer representatives and vendors to establish technical specifications and
subject material for publication.
Helped develop user manuals, program documentation, training manuals, and operational procedures.
Maintained records and files of works and revisions.
Assisted in maintenance and update of documents as changes occurred.
Selected photographs, drawings, sketches, and charts used to illustrate material in all publications.
University of Iowa
Bachelor of Arts in English, Concentration in Writing
Languages: XML, HTML, C#
Programs: MS Office Suite, Project: Adobe FrameMaker, Illustrator
Operating Systems: Windows NT/XP/2010/Vista; Mac OSX, Unix, Linux
Databases: Oracle, MySQL
Hardware: Servers, mobile devices, computer systems, peripheral equipment
Sample Martial Arts Resume
When writing a resume for a technical writer position there are a few things you need to keep in mind. Since your
interview will likely focus on three things: your past working experiences, your technical skills, and your writing
ability it’s important to focus on these aspects in your resume.
If you’re able to secure this position you’ll be responsible for writing, editing, and updating manuals, catalogues,
documents, user guides, and more documents for specialized fields like manufacturing, science, technology
, engineering ,
and so on. Therefore, make sure to list all technical experience possible and name specific operating systems, hardware,
programs, and any specialized fields you are familiar with.
It’s also a great idea to research on the company prior to submitting your resume; visit their website and get a feel
for who they are all about so you’ll know what kind of company you’ll (hopefully!) be writing for. Include information
in your resume which reflects aspects of the company (i.e., if you
have experience in writing manufacturing manuals and the company is a manufacturer – it would be smart to focus on this
work experience in your resume and include as much relevant information as possible). It is also a good idea to prepare
questions for the interview ahead of time as it shows the interviewer that you care about the position and are taking the opportunity seriously.
Key Points to Remember:
- Write Well - Since a technical writer’s job is to write, make sure that you have no grammatical
or spelling errors in your resume. You will want a resume that is short, informative, and easy to read.
- Think Spacing - It’s okay that you aren’t able to fill an entire page with your experiences yet.
Use clever formatting to enhance your skills and to downplay the fact that you haven’t had a lot of experience in the field.
Notice that this resume fills the page with information, without looking text heavy or making obvious blunders like
extra-large text or distracting fonts.
This sample resume is part of the InternationalStudent.com Resume Writing Center.