Technical Writing 101: A Real-World Guide to Planning and Writing Technical Content
by Alan S. Pringle
Editing is an essential part of the content development process. A solid review by an editor or a fellow writer can make you look good by catching your mistakes before the client or users see them.
A technical writer is really a translator. You start with a complicated piece of technology, and your mission is to explain to a nonexpert how to use that technology.
Nobody writes error-free prose during a first draft. But you should spellcheck, review, and proofread your drafts before anyone else -- including your editor -- sees them.
In most cases, adhering to the most formal rules of writing is not the best method for communicating with readers.
Updated December 9, 2017
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