Gone are the days of stylistic or specialized language, complicated technique, and double speak in documents. Readers, students, and users need to learn fast, and expect clear, concise, and easy to read documents.
Most written work require a writer to have excellent grammar and writing skills, but Technical Documents require so much more. The writer must understand technology, development processes, systems analysis, and user testing.
Technical Writers need to comprehend the entire project from high-level goals to the intricacies of implementation and employ the following disciplines to produce a dynamic document.
- Project Management
- Audience Perception
- Communication Skills
- Technical Skills
- Document Design
- Graphic Design
- Fluency with Digital Tools
- User Research and Testing
View my documents and see that I;
- Learn the material, seek the knowledge of Subject Matter Experts, and become a master myself;
- Determine my audience, and discern what they need to understand and want to know;
- Design the document so topics are well organized and knowledge is easy to absorb;
- Develop images that are attractive, informative and support adjacent material;
- Test, Retest, then seek editors to verify the material, work, grammar, and voice.