RISK PROBABILITY BASED ON THE SEMINAL FREY AND OSBORNE STUDY
PROFESSIONAL GROUP CHARACTERISTICS AND SIMILAR OCCUPATIONS
Authors, Journalists and Linguists
Authors, journalists and linguists conceive and create literary works; interpret and communicate news and public affairs through the media; and translate or interpret from one language into another (ILO, 2018).
- Authors and Related Writers
- Translators, Interpreters and Other Linguists
- Technical Author and Communicator
- Content Developer and Designer
- Information Developer
- Information Architect, Engineer or Designer
- Documentation Specialist
- Documentation Manager
- Text Engineer
Technical Writers are a very specialized branch of technical communication usually having to engage with all aspects of creating a compact, coherent and comprehensive document which would be user friendly. Due to the fact that it is a highly creative and interconnecting endeavour where it combines, interviews, technical understanding, content creation, graphic design and complex formatting, this occupation has not seen any significant content development substitution (Digital Media Production, 2015).
The current technologies (all-in-one solutions, cloud based, automated graphic and content adaptation for multiple devices) (Hlova, 2017), have skyrocketed the efficiency and productivity of the technical writers thus potentially undercutting there growth potential.
Confluence is a platform for technical writing. It is possible to collaboratively plan, author, track changes, organize and structure, restrict editing, and publish technical documentation.
Experts in the field anticipate that these jobs will be taken over software programmes that will be cloud based and so will be accessed by several employers at once – drastically reducing the demand for technical writers.