A tech writer's toolbox

Over the last nine months or so, I've been compiling a list of resources for someone looking to transition into the software tech writing world. It can be hard to know where to start, especially if you're transitioning into technical writing from another industry.

Don't feel pressured to learn about everything on this list; check out some of the books and articles, first. If you find yourself interested and wanting to learn more, try learning some of the software and languages mentioned below.

Project management


Articles that teach you cool stuff


Other tools, skills, and languages to know

Want to contribute to this page?

If you know of any books, articles, or tools that new technical writers should know, I'd love to add it to this list. Feel free to file a GitHub issue and include the resource type, a short description, and link, if applicable.

last updated: april 28, 2020