Mastering the Art of Technical Writing

Technical writing can be said as simplifying the complex.

Technical writing can be said as simplifying the complex. To put it in other words, technical writing involves communicating complex information in a simple way to those who need it to complete a task. Technical writing is a part of technical communication. Technical writing has been present for a long time. As a profession, technical communication began around the time of World War 1. Technical writing is not only confined to writing manuals for computers and software but present in any field or industry where complex ideas needs to be communicated in a simple way.

What you’ll learn

  • What is Technical Writing.
  • Goal of Technical Writing.
  • What are the categories in Technical Writing.
  • What is Technical Communication.
  • How to become a Subject Matter Expert.
  • How to master Technical Writing.
  • Making Complex information into simple.
  • Tone in technical writing.
  • Formatting techniques in technical writing.
  • How to use graphics in technical writing.
  • Editing techniques in technical writing.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 12 lectures • 33min.

Mastering the Art of Technical Writing

Requirements

  • No prior knowledge is required.

Technical writing can be said as simplifying the complex. To put it in other words, technical writing involves communicating complex information in a simple way to those who need it to complete a task. Technical writing is a part of technical communication. Technical writing has been present for a long time. As a profession, technical communication began around the time of World War 1. Technical writing is not only confined to writing manuals for computers and software but present in any field or industry where complex ideas needs to be communicated in a simple way.

Accurate information is gathered for a particular audiences to help them in achieving their goals. Goals may be to install a software application, operating industrial equipment, consuming a medicine or any other range of possible activities. Technical writing is significant whenever an activity requires expertise or skill to perform.

A vast amount of technical writing is used by the industries and businesses to brief internal procedures, design and produce a product, define policies, sell products and services. Technical writing has a minor share aimed at the general consumer audience. The leading professional association representing technical writing, Society for Technical Communication, hosts a number of special interest groups for these different aspects of the profession.

Technical communications, a field within business communication has a wide variety of subjects that work in association with each other to communicate complex information in a simple manner to those who need it to accomplish a task. As a writer, you can explore new ideas by digging deep into your subject and garnering various information from reliable sources. As a part of this profession, you will be connecting ideas and meeting new people who can enlighten you with more information which will deepen your knowledge.