Today, access to clear, relevant, and useful information increases any organization’s competitive advantage. At the heart of information management is the technical writer who is tasked to communicate technical information in a manner that can be understood
by and useful to the intended readers. Such information has become vital in the organization’s decision-making cycle.
Developing the craft of technical writing is easier said than done. At times, the writer ends up confusing instead of enlightening the reader. Worse, the writer may also cause the reader to be indifferent rather than enthused about the subject matter.
The Craft of Technical Writing promotes a keen understanding and a strong adherence to the key principles of technical writing.
I. The Importance of Technical Writing
II. Writing and Career Development
III. The Nature of Technical Writing
IV. Key Principles of Technical Writing
V. The Audience, Occasion, and Purpose of Technical Writing
VI. The Technical Writing Process
VII. Content, Style, and Form
VIII. Grammar, Punctuation, and Usage
IX. A Note on Plain English