Question by sillygoose218: How to switch from software to pharmaceutical technical writing?
I am currently a technical writer for a software company in the mobile technologies industry. I am young and early in my career and see growth in the pharmaceuticals sector in my career time, and so would like to switch into technical writing for a biotech/pharmaceutical company. I think the software industry is slowly dying. How do I go about making this transition? Will my experience in software technical writing automatically translate, or will employers be seeking any additional skills? Thanks in advance for your help!
Answer by mulauthoring
A resource to find info and links to Medical Writing is:
As the health industry is an evergreen industry, your choice to switch to the pharmaceutical industry is on the right track.
Because of the recession, the information technology industry is one of the hardest hit segment. When the economy recovers, however, the software industry would be the one that rebounds the fastest.
Whatever the future scenario of the computer field, you could still utilize your technical writing experience in the software field to make money as a freelancer, when you do switch to the health sector, on a side-income basis.
More info on freelance technical writing at:
Best of luck!
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