You may know a great writer, but do you know what makes a Tech Writer special? This blog answers two big questions – what they do, and how they can help.
A Technical Writer streamlines complex issues and language for easier comprehension.[i] Tech writers can:
By capturing and sharing process details (such as complex training materials, instructional materials, reports, briefs, and policies[ii]) Tech Writers can support your documentation and training initiatives.
2. Target and Simplify
By simplifying information for easy consumption, Tech Writers can make complex information relevant and useful for a targeted audience.[iii] From explaining internal procedures to implementation processes – when sharing expertise or skills, having a technical writer is inescapable. [iv]
3. Learn Quick, then Share
Proven by their flexibility to grasp a variety of subject matters (ranging from the pharmaceutical industry to the manufacturing industry[v]) Tech Writers are quick learners. They can produce documentation in different systems and formats, or adapt as needed.[vi] Need a visual? Some Tech Writers can present documentation with illustrations. A technical writer with a minimum base of graphic ability is more than useful.[vii]
4. Think like Your Readers
A technical writer’s experience equips them with the capacity to view the finished documentation that they produce from the viewpoint of a user and learner. This is an asset, as they can make changes to the finished product to make it more clear, simplified, and user-friendly.[viii] Technical writers can draw upon the experience they have to create meaningful solutions and efficient results – all from a user’s point of view.
These are just a few ways that Tech Writers can help your organization. For more on TTA’s Technical Writers, visit our Technical Writers page.