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What are the key things on which every technical writer works most of the times?

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RE: What are the key things on which every technical writer works most of the times?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
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Dear Sir/Madam,

Greeting's for the day!!!

A Technical Writer is a Professional Writer who engages in technical writing and produces technical documentation for technical, business, and consumer audiences. The Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators defines the profession as preparing information that helps users who use the product. This documentation includes online help, user guides/ manuals, white papers, design specifications, system manuals, projects plans, test plans, business correspondence, etc. Technical writer create documentation in many form, such as printed, web-based, or other electronic means.

Engineers, Scientists, and other professionals may also produce Technical Writing, but often hand it off to a professional technical writer for developmental editing, proofreading, editing and formatting.

Skills Sets required for Work:
In addition to solid research, language, writing and revision skills, a technical writer must have skills in:
1. Information Design
2. Information Architecture
3. Training Material Development
4. Illustration / Graphic Design
5. Website Design Management
6. Indexing
7. Localization / Technical Translation
8. User Interfaces
9. Business Analysis.

A Technical Writer may apply their skills in the production of non-technical content, for example, writing high-level consumer information.

Different Skills Required are:
1. Writing Skills
2. Technical Skills
3. Tools Skills
4. Interviewing and Listening Skills
5. Design Skills
6. Usability and Testing Skills

Roles & Functions:
Effectively Analyze the Rhetorical situation creating effective technical documentation is driven by the writer's analysis of three elements that comprise the rhetorical situation of a particular project:
1. Audience Analysis
2. Purpose
3. Context.

Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.

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