Technical writer: skills they need

The career framework sets out the skills required for technical writers working in government.



This is the standardised cross-government guidance for the technical writer role. The guidance will be iterated further as the technical writing community evolves.

There is 1 other role level in technical writing:

Find out about the other specialist roles in the Digital, Data and Technology Profession.

Published 23 March 2017
Last updated 28 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. We have added the capability 'Technical understanding' in response to a request from the community.
  2. Version 2 of this guidance contains updated capabilities and some remapping of Civil Service competencies to the job role.
  3. First published.