What is the Purpose of Technical Writing?

The purpose of technical writing is similar to any other type of non-fictional writing. It is to explain or provide insight into a specific topic. Not general information, although that’s part of most technical manuals, but specific information. Technical writing differs from other non-fictional writing in that it’s subject matter is dry and often uninteresting […]

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Technical Writing Certificate

  A technical writing certificate can be the key that opens opportunities for you. Whether you are looking to make a career change, or to enhance your technical writing skills in order to qualify for advancement, a certificate can help. I know the value of certificates. A number of years ago, I wanted to make […]

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Understanding Release Notes

Release notes (RNs)are technical documents that inform customers of changes, enhancements, and issues that affects a software product or a release. They typically are ready for release with the product or software. The writer tasked with maintaining the release notes updates them with each new version. They are very important to customers who tend to […]

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Network Documentation Overview

Successful network documentation provides an up to date snapshot of an organization’s network. You can use this documentation for troubleshooting, training, maintenance activities, and general daily tasks. Each IT department’s network is different and there is no one size fits all approach to this documentation. Below are a number of possible items to include in […]

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Contract Technical Writing

An Overview of Contract Technical Writing This page provides more information on contract technical writing and independent technical writing. From the Hiring Manager’s Viewpoint You typically need a contract technical writing when new projects come up or people leave. You will have some idea of upcoming projects so you can plan for those. But people […]

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