Proof of Work for Technical Writers: Build Your Portfolio
Rahul

06 Apr, 2023

Proof of Work for Technical Writers: Build Your Portfolio

Hey, this is Rahul. This guide is to help you learn how to create a Proof of Work for Technical Writers. The term Proof of Work(PoW) means the same as it reads. Proof of work is what you have done before or working on right now. When it comes to technical writing, many technical writers don’t know how to create a portfolio that means something.

So in this simple and short guide, I will discuss Proof of Work, creating an effective profile, and many more important and amazing things.

If you are reading this guide I assume you have experience with technical terms and technologies at the beginner level.


What is Technical Writing?

Technical writing is the practice of creating content that focuses on the relationship between technical products and the people who use them.

It involves writing

  • user manuals,
  • how-to articles,
  • product descriptions,
  • managing/writing product documentation

And any other content used to communicate information about the technical aspects of products, systems, and processes.

Technical writers must possess a broad range of skills and knowledge, including familiarity with the product or service in question, as well as the ability to understand complex concepts and communicate them in plain language.

The median pay for technical writers in the US is $70,000+ per year according to Glassdoor.


What to Include in your Technical Writing Proof of Work?

Technical articles are meant to be providing solutions to a problem. So your proof of work must include all the necessary things like:

  • Technologies Used - (You can mention here all the technologies you have used in the technical article, for example - "Using Vercel Analytics in Nextjs project" I would include NextJS and Vercel here)
  • Metrics - (You can include any achievements done by this technical article, I would prefer writing about how many collective views it has got)
  • Project/client name: If you wrote the technical article for a specific client you can write his company name
  • Published At - There are chances that your technical article is published at some platform or publication, you can mention that too. (Example- Published At - hackernoon.com)

Adding these 3-4 things will make your Proof of Work more professional and credible. This way your client can judge you faster.


How to create Technical Writer Proof of Work

As discussed above in the first paragraph, Proof of Work means proof of the work you have done, evidence, or strong work. In this section, I will show you how to create strong Proof of Work also what to include in your PoW.


Signing up at Fueler.io

Fueler is an online portfolio tool that is built on the vision for Proof of Work. For fast sign-up process signup using Google.

signing at Fueler

signing at Fueler

After signing up customize your profile by clicking on your profile photo which is on the top right. Your dashboard will look something like this.

Fueler Dashboard

Fueler Dashboard

Now here comes the most important part.

  • Click on Publish work, and paste the link of your published technical article. Just like I did. And click on Submit.
Add your Work

Add your Work

  • You’ll see a page where you can edit your Proof of Work. You’ll also see that it has automatically extracted images and the title and other things.

Now let's paste the Technical Writing Proof of Work Format in the box and make it live.

  • Here you can take a look at my proof of work, simply, and gives a direct understanding of my work.
Proof of Work Editing

Proof of Work Editing

  • Afterward, you just have to set the date your technical article was published and hit on the Next Button, and it will take you to a page where you can add tags, and collaborators.

If you have worked collectively with someone for a technical article then you can add them as a collaborator(it requires Fueler profile).

Tip: Please add tags related to your proof of work, it will help you gain more discoverability, and maybe kudos😉
  • The page will something looks like this after you add tags
Proof of Work add Collaborators

Proof of Work add Collaborators

Now just hit the PUBLISH button, and you’re Proof of Work is live. Give yourself 2-3s of Kudos.

Proof of Work is Live

Proof of Work is Live

Now your Proof of Work looks as smart as you.


What Next?

Now that you've created your proof of work, it's time to start making Custom Portfolio. But what's custom portfolio?

Let me explain. Imagine you have a lot of proof of work in technical writing and what if you want to categorize them into different niches to impress your clients or decision maker - ain't that be amazing? A simple visual to help you

Examples of proof of work as a technical writer

Examples of proof of work as a technical writer


What is a Custom Portfolio?

A custom portfolio is a special feature for Fueler users, designed to help you showcase your best work to clients and companies. It allows you to curate a selection of your work that you know will appeal to your audience, so you can share it with them in an easy and effective way.

Imagine that a client is interested in seeing some of your design work, but you've published a lot of different projects across various platforms. It can be overwhelming to share all of these links and hope that they find what they're looking for.

With a custom portfolio, you can create a unique link that features only the work you want to showcase, making it easy for clients to view and appreciate your talents.

Example:

Here is Rahul’s technical writing portfolio:

Rahul's Technical Writing Portfolio

Rahul's Technical Writing Portfolio


Here is Anshu’s Copywriting Portfolio:

Anshu's copywriting Portfolio

Anshu's copywriting Portfolio


You can find all the custom portfolios you create in your Dashboard, which will look like this:

Custom Portfolios Dashboard

Custom Portfolios Dashboard

Now it's time for some actions, create your Custom Portfolio now.


Conclusion

In conclusion, creating a Proof of Work is crucial for technical writers to showcase their skills and experience. It is important to have an effective portfolio that stands out to potential employers.

By following the tips and guidelines outlined in this guide, technical writers can create a strong portfolio and demonstrate their capabilities in the field. Remember to keep it concise, relevant, and highlight your achievements to make a lasting impression.

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