New Jersey Technical Writing Programs

New Jersey residents who have an interest in becoming technical writers will be glad to know that there are lots of wonderful, educational opportunities awaiting them in the state. Many people, however, make the unfortunate mistake of thinking there is only set way to break into and have success in the field when, in fact, there are about as many ways to become a technical writer as there are technical writers! In short, donít worry about how much your own personal path to success resembles or doesnít resemble someone elseís. The only thing that is important is how well your choices work for you and how much they help you to accomplish your career goals.

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Of course, most paths do include some type of formal education on your part. While there are some people who are able to break into technical writing careers through experience or training courses alone, they are few and far between. Besides, an education helps you to gain important skills that you will need to succeed and to do your job well. It is really just a matter of deciding what kind of an education it is that you wish to receive.

Some people, though not as many as in the past, decide to get their actual degrees in professional and/or technical writing (different schools call similar programs different things.) Degree programs such as this are not for everyone, but they can help to treat basic technical writing skills, as well as a few tricks of the trade. Students will learn about the technical writing industry in general, securing work and the different kinds of work, basic formatting, and basic grammar for technical writing. Programs commonly attended by those seeking such a degree include the New Jersey Institute of Technology, located in Newark; and the Stevens Institute of Technology, located in Hoboken.

For others, an education in the content area that they wish to write about is preferable. In fact, many of today’s employers actually prefer to hire those with studies in the content area as opposed to studies in technical writing itself. Not all employers fall into this category though, so don’t be afraid to do what is right for you and you alone. Some colleges and universities that you might consider though, should you decide to pursue an education in a content area of your choosing are Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, which has locations in New Brunswick, Piscataway, Camden, and Newark; the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; The College of New Jersey in Ewing Township; Kean University, with locations in both Union and Hillside; Montclair State University of Montclair; New Jersey City University at Jersey City; Ramapo College of New Jersey, located in Mahwah; Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in Pomona; Rowan University, with locations in Glassboro and Camden; Thomas Edison State College at Trenton; William Patterson University of Wayne; Bloomfield College, located in Bloomfield; Caldwell College in Caldwell; Centenary College of Hackettstown; the College of Saint Elizabeth at Morris Township; Drew University, located in Madison; Fairleigh Dickinson University, with locations in Madison/ Florham Park and Teaneck/ Hackensack; Felician College, with locations in both Lodi and Rutherford; Georgian Court University in Lakewood; Monmouth University of West Long Branch; Princeton University at Princeton; Rider University, located in Lawrenceville; Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City; and Seton Hall University of South Orange. This list just barely scratches the surface of colleges in the state, especially when you take into consideration that New Jersey is also home to nineteen fully accredited community colleges, an affordable option.

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