It might be useful to have some samples of your work when you begin a job search, and any certified proficiency in Word would be a plus on your application or resume. Technical writing embraces many different kinds of writing, from manuals to news articles; standards often therefore vary, as does the style of writing. Most concerns have developed their own style sheets, so showing that you can quickly grasp and follow different style requirements, as well. Showing an understanding of the various subjects upon which you write is important.
Edited by jgweed, 06 April 2009 - 07:57 AM.