The great thing with the growth in web-based communications and tools is that a technical writer can very successfully work remotely with customers.
I do plenty of technical writing for customers in Auckland, for example, while based in the lower North Island.
In fact, between 2017 and 2019, I helped clients with technical writing or web writing in Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Zurich (yes, the time difference is a killer!), Singapore, and outside the main centres: in Paremata, Otaki and Levin.
For some out-of-town clients, I travel to them to work on-site. For other technical writing projects, I may never need to visit a client site to get the job done.
And there are some clients I’ve never once met in person (Zurich and Singapore are just too far to go for coffee!) and I use a range of online communications and web-based tools to manage and complete the work.
Thankyou to Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts and WhatsApp!
Facttactic customers, where-ever they are based, including world leaders in their fields, trust us to get the technical writing job done. And we do.