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7 Tips to Master Technical Writing

By Aastha Thakur

Even if the topic is complicated, your writing shouldn’t be and that’s what technical writing is about.

Technical writing can be a bit tricky to master because writing is subjective, it can be hard to quantify if you’re doing things right. That’s why we’ve got some actionable tips for you.

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27 Technical Writing Jobs for Beginners

By Elna Cain

Technical writing jobs are growing fast and companies are on the lookout for talented technical writers to help them achieve their goals.

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Basic Principles of Technical Writing

By Shea Writing and Training Solutions

Every now and then, we need to revisit the basic principles of technical writing. Since we started in 1997, the basic principles of technical writing have stayed the same, even as the modes of communication change.

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Elements of Technical Writing

By Thomas Pearsall and Kelli Cargile Cook

One-quarter the length and price of conventional textbooks, this popular introduction to technical writing teaches the essentials with remarkable economy, clarity, and authority.

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High-Quality Product Documentation

3di

Product documentation can be a great marketing asset for promoting both your product and your organisation. Customers rely on product information to inform their purchasing decisions, so product documentation can be used to support marketing initiatives.

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How to Get Started

as a technical writer

By James Gill

In 2010, US News and World Report named technical writing one of the “50 Best Careers” in the world.

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How to Move

from technical writing to business analysis

By Laura Brandenburg — Bridging the Gap

Because of their strong written communication skills, it’s common to see technical writers transition into business analysis roles. 

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Information Mapping

What is it? Why use it?

By Information Mapping International

Information Mapping® is a research-based, systematic approach to analyzing, organizing and presenting clear and user-focused information. It is widely recognized as an international content standard for creation, management and deployment of structured content.

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Information Mapping Fundamentals

By The Great IT Professional

This session will review key activities and guidance on building information maps and how to cross-map them to capability and value streams.

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Information Mapping Principles

3di

Making large amounts of information comprehensible and easy to digest is the bulk of what we do as technical communicators. But this is a task for which most people have had no formal guidance.

Information Mapping® is already used in the world of business process documentation to break down and re-structure information so that employees do their jobs better. Can a similar approach be taken for technical product documentation?

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Information Mapping in Technical Writing

By Kesi Parker — Technical Writing Is Easy

Writing large amounts of information is what technical communicators do. There is no formal guidance on how to write effective documentation but you can use some methods like Information Mapping® to make your manuals better. It is already used in the business process documentation. A similar approach can be taken for technical product documentation.

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Introduction to Information Mapping

By Iva Cheung

Although people think clear communication and plain language is all about lines, labels, and white space to break up information and make it easier to read and digest, the presentation aspect is really just the tip of the iceberg; before the information can be presented, it must be analyzed to ascertain the best way to organize it.

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Key Technical Writing Blogs

By Bradley Nice

If you are interested in becoming a technical writer, the following blogs may help you to acquire some knowledge in the field.

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The Power of Information Mapping

By Dr. David Taylor — PeakWriting

Although people think clear communication and plain language is all about lines, labels, and white space to break up information and make it easier to read and digest, the presentation aspect is really just the tip of the iceberg; before the information can be presented, it must be analyzed to ascertain the best way to organize it.

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Structured Writing

Rhetoric and Process

By Mark Baker

Structured writing has never been more important or more confusing. We keep trying to do more and more with content, but we give ourselves less and less time to do it. Structured content can help keep your rhetoric on track and your processes efficient. But how does it do that and what is the relationship between rhetoric and process? It is easy to get lost in sea of acronyms and buzz words.

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Structured Writing with Mark Baker

By Write the Docs Podcast and Video

In this episode, we chat with Mark Baker about structured writing, specifically focusing on his new book Structured Writing: Rhetoric and Process. After introducing and defining structured writing, Mark explains the four domains you can add structure: media, document, subject, and management domains. He explains the advantages of working with structure in the subject domain, and why mixing structure across subject and document domains can be inefficient.

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Technical Writing

what is it?

By Tom DuPuis — Instructional Solutions

Are you looking to understand what technical writing is and how you can become more proficient?

Technical writing continues to be a highly coveted skill in the professional workplace. Demand is expected to grow at 10% from 2014 to 2024. This is faster than the average for all occupations.

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Technical Writing

what is it?

By Josh Fechter — Technical Writer HQ

Technical writing is documenting complex, technical processes that are difficult to comprehend. It falls under the broad umbrella of technical communication, a sub-field of business communication.

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Technical Writing

a profitable niche

By Manjushree Biswas Maity — Hub Pages

Technical writing is, in reality, one of the most lucrative writing fields, where a lot of money can be made by the average technical writer .

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Technical Writing 101

By Thomas Nicholson — CISION Newswire

Have you noticed the rising popularity of technical writing work in your field?

Maybe you’ve wondered what’s out there for a skilled communicator with a passion for learning. Technical writers, also called technical communicators, are found in virtually every industry and utilize a limitless variety of skillsets.

If you have a knack for conveying information, there’s a technical writing position for you.

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Technical Writing Reference Guide

By Serena Henning

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Writing Effective Training Manuals

Using Information Mapping

By Information Mapping International

This Webinar on how to write effective training manuals is based on the Information Mapping® Methodology, a research-based, systematic approach to analyzing, organizing and presenting clear and user-focused information.

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