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A small error in your copy could have enormous repercussions if it hurts your client's business. Insurance for technical writers can provide coverage for expenses associated with lawsuits and other risks.

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What types of insurance do technical writers need?

These policies provide coverage for the most common risks of technical writing.

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Errors and omissions insurance

This policy, also called E&O or professional liability insurance, is important for technical writers. It can cover legal expenses related to your work performance.

  • Missed deadlines
  • Accusations of negligence
  • Errors in a technical document
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Cyber liability insurance

This policy helps technical writers get back on their feet after a cyberattack or data breach. It covers the cost of recovering from a breach, such as notifying affected clients.

  • Data breach lawsuits
  • Client notification expenses
  • Fraud monitoring services
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Fidelity bonds

Fidelity bonds, also called employee dishonesty bonds, compensate your clients if one of your employees steals from them. They're often required by client contracts.

  • Unlawful data access by an employee
  • Unauthorized money transfer by an employee
  • Employee theft or fraud
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General liability insurance

This policy covers basic technical writing business risks, such as client property damage and injuries. Bundle with property insurance for savings in a business owner’s policy.

  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Damaged customer property
  • Libel or slander lawsuits
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Workers’ compensation insurance

Workers’ compensation insurance is required in almost every state for technical writing businesses with employees. It can cover medical costs for work-related injuries.

  • Employee medical expenses
  • Missed wages
  • Legal costs
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Commercial auto insurance

Commercial auto insurance can cover property damage and legal expenses in an accident involving a business-owned vehicle, along with theft, vandalism, and weather damage.

  • Car accidents
  • Vandalism and theft
  • Weather damage
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Why do technical writers need insurance?

A technical writer produces a tremendous amount of content, from software documentation to instruction manuals. Mistakes are bound to happen, but they don’t have to interfere with your work. When an error in copy leads to a lawsuit, business insurance protects against legal fees. It also covers common injuries and accidents.

How much does technology business insurance cost?

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Several factors will have an impact on insurance costs, including:

  • Technical writing services offered
  • Business equipment and property
  • Revenue
  • Location
  • Number of employees
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