I majored in journalism in undergraduate and graduate school and I am interested in transitioning to technical writing. The problem is I don't know what steps to take. I've done some research and I'm reading some books on technical writing and I took a course on Coursera, but what next? Unfortunately, I don't have the money to take a college course at the moment, would getting certified by the STC be a good goal? I have no idea how I would go about getting experience. I have found very few avenues for volunteering online, and less so for aspiring technical writers. There are no organizations or technical writing hubs where I live. How do I gain the experience to apply to entry-level technical writer jobs in the future? Where do I get the experience? What kind of experience should I prioritize?