The Importance of Writing Skills in Tech-Related Fields

Good writing skills are valuable, even in the world of STEM.

How is it that students interested in careers in technology don’t understand that writing skills are a crucial part of their future success? What’s more, in my life as a writing coach, I’ve noticed that this aversion sometimes extends well past the undergraduate years and into the master’s and Ph.D. levels. In an effort to underscore the importance of effective writing skills, I interviewed three professionals at the top of their tech games. I asked them each to reflect on their own writing, on the importance of writing well, and on the role of effective communication skills in their fields. —Vitae