Responsibilities of a product marketer

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My boss has asked me to write some technical papers, but I don't feel I'm confident in my technical writing skills. However I don't want to go back to him and say that, in case that is a typical requirement of a product marketer. 

Should an IT marketer be able to write whitepapers and data sheets, or should that be done by a technical writer?

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Well, how else are technical writer’s are born?  If you have any savvy at all in the technical field, and you probably do since you say that you are a technical marketer, than you should be able to do a white paper with no problem.  Ok, maybe a little problem at first, but, after you start doing it a few times and you get the way in how things are written, then you will have no problem there.  In college, I had to take a technical writing course and I was going for a degree in IA.  Now, I could see that and yet, I could not, but, it helps on a resume, especially if they are published…

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