The technical writing role is not restricted to the documentation of the product or service. It, undoubtedly, is the primary responsibility of a technical writer. But, to become a successful and productive technical writer, you are expected to be more than a set of skills mentioned in the job description. In this session of Technical Writing Project Lifecycle, Amit Siddhartha, CEO of Metapercept Technology Services, enlightens the technical writers about the initiatives a technical writer needs to take for delivering responsibilities effectively.
Mridula Menon, in the first session of this…
In the first session of the fourth workshop organized by Advanced Technical Writing Group, in association with Metapercept and Oxygen XML, Mridula Menon shared her experience as a technical writer. Her insights throw light on different aspects of a technical writing career. The key idea behind the workshop was to ensure that the attendees become effective technical writers by leaving minimum room for hiccups during the documentation process.
Become a technical writer and find a new niche that utilizes both your technical knowledge and your passion for writing. Software publishers, computer or engineering companies, and technical consulting services are all looking for qualified technical writers to help them translate complex programming or scientific language into a concise, readable document that anyone can understand.
Want to be a technical writer? We have a proper guide on how you can start a career in technical writing. Technical writing is not as easy as it seems. It is not just about understanding technical information and writing it down on a document, but it takes high-level information and processes it into content that is suitable for a specific audience.
The product has become a necessity for most of the business including retail, education and legal. Also, there are many products in the market as our competition. We need to stay ahead of our competition for the same reason we need to hit the market as soon as possible. There are many queries in every person who wants to build a product. The most important query is how to save cost and what are the ways to improve time?
Navigation in documents ensures that the reader saves time and instantly finds what is important for him/her. This helps in improving the user experience for the document. Therefore, navigation plays a crucial role in defining the user experience of structured documentation.
They say if you are not online, you don't exist. Retailers should interpret this as, if you don’t have an eCommerce website, your business is off the radar for a lot of customers. Last quarter, Walmart's online sales increased by 97%. Amazon Q2 sales & profit growth was 40%. But it’s not just the big guys, benefiting from consumers’ spiked appetite for online shopping. Smaller retailers among others are seeing double and (even triple!) digit growth in eCommerce revenues, compared to the year before. What do these two companies have in common? Their fresh eCommerce website designs are spot on and optimized for customer conversion. And here’s how you too, can join the growing array.
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How much importance do you give to the hashtag#informationgathering process as a technical writer? As per my experience, to create a technical document, a technical writer must understand the subject, purpose, and audience. They gather information by studying existing material, interviewing SMEs, and often actually using the product. They study the audience to learn their needs and technical understanding level. In short, they process highly technical information into digestible form for the non-technical and technical audience.