I grabbed the fire extinguisher. Thanks for teaching me all these literary devices. I hope you find them as useful as I have. As I ran out of the burning building, I realized I should have focused a little more on technical writing. Technical writing is a type of writing that helps someone solve a problem or acquire necessary information about a specific subject.
How to Master Technical Writing: 13 Steps (with Pictures)
Probably, an endless, boring, complex, and lackluster written set of instructions that are meant for those with technical knowledge. In fact, a technical manual is completely online. It is targeted towards customers, who most of the time, have little to no knowledge about what happens behind the curtains, with regards to a product. Unlike some time back when manuals were paper-based, today, technical manuals have got a digital makeover, thanks to the influx of technology.
5 Steps to Create Technical Documentation That’s (Actually) Helpful
The first example of technical writing in English dates back to the Middle Ages when Chaucer wrote a guide to the astrolabe—a device used for measuring the distance of stars. Technical documentation refers to any document that explains the use, functionality, creation, or architecture of a product. Technical documentation helps an intended audience use your product, understand your processes, and get unstuck. Great technical documentation empowers your users, not frustrates them.
November 13, TBS Staff. Whether you signed on with a company as an official technical writer, or you just happen to find yourself doing it by default, technical writing is a key component of many different jobs, for companies of every type. Over the course of the 20th and 21st centuries, the definition of technical writing and the job description of the technical writer has expanded tremendously.