Keith Johnson was the key speaker in the fourth session of the Technical Writing Project Lifecycle workshop organized by Advanced Technical Writing Group in association with Metapercept Technology Solutions and Oxygen XML. He has over 25 years of experience in technical communications.
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.
One of our Technical Writing Participant shared her experience with us.
An another perspective of viewing the entire documentation process is to understand the process of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLCC). If you have studied software engineering or how the software development process takes place, you can relate to that.
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.
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.