Technical Author Services
More and more written works are now offered or presented in electronic form rather than paper and book form. Indeed with the advent of eBook readers there will soon be little need for hard cover or soft cover books and documents. A greater emphasis is now being placed on green sustainability.
The United Nations adopted the definition of sustainability as:
"Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising future generations' ability to meet their own"
Sustainable living means that we adjust our consumption of natural resources in line with the earths ability to produce. In other words using natural resources at the same or a lesser rate at which they are produced. With this in mind, Technical Author Services offer a wide range of electronic writing services including:
Content for websites
Terms and Conditions
Review writing of products and services in the consumer and professional fields
Anti Money Laundering Policies
Instruction and educational manuals
Know Your Customer Policies
Terms & Conditions for Websites
Technical Author Services also specialises in translating technical works into easy to understand English.
What Do Technical Writers Do?
A technical writer is expected to prepare documentation that is clear and concise, that communicates the ideas, thoughts, information and data in a manner that the reader can assimilate and understand without difficulty.
Examples of the type of work a technical writing will produce are:
User manuals for software or machine operation.
Descriptive manuals and educational material
Documentation guides such as legal, financial or other subject matters
According to the American Bureau of Labor Statistics, this is a very diverse and growing field. There is a market out there for technical writers who can effectively translate information in a form easily assimilated by the reader.
As well as possessing the skills required to produce such documentation, a technical write needs to be knowledgeable about the field they are writing. This can mean extensive research and this, then, is one of the first steps a technical writer has to embark on when taking on a new contract. This can take a considerable amount of time depending on the material involved, the technical complexity and what is required as an end product. This is also where the most expense is incurred.
One of the first rules of technical writing of course is to "know your audience." A writer who understands his audience will write for that audience and will be in a position to suggest and implement solutions which the reader is trying to address. They will also be in a position to suggest and recommend implementations to problems the reader has identified. In addition one writes at the level of the audience. If the reader is also a technician then the method of imparting information and any instruction will be differently couched than if the reader is someone with no technical instruction or knowledge. The document produced will be tailored towards the audiences reality on the subject.
Technical writers will research information from information provided and existing documentation and often from subject matter experts (SME's). A SME is any expert on the subject the technical writer is working on. Technical writers are rarely SMEs themselves as they tend to write on a diversity of subjects depending on the contract or job they undertake. Their expertise lies in being able to represent the information in a suitable form to the requirements of the client. So a good technical writer needs strong language and teaching skills and needs to understand and be conversant with the various communication formats of the day.
Technical documents should be useful. The reader should be able to read and understand the document being read and be able to act on the information provided without having to decode or work through obscure and unfamiliar jargon. This is where Technical Author Services excels. We specialise in translating obscure and hard to understand documentation into easy to understand and act upon information and we work to clarify technical jargon and present information in a way that is clear and easy to understand.
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