Tag Technical Writing

What Makes a Writer a Technical Writer?

“Doesn’t a technical writer just write down what the developer/engineer built?”. You still hear this misconception from time to time, but technical writing is actually a complex task that requires much more than technical expertise. Find out what really matters…

Technical documentation – Why?

Let’s consider the why question for a moment. After all, sometimes it’s not a bad idea to go back to basics. What actually is the point of technical documentation? What is its core function, how does the customer use it,…

Agile documentation – how development and technical writing complement each other

Aren’t we looking here at something that is almost an oxymoron? You could be forgiven for thinking so. “Agile” – a word with a spontaneous, quick or flexible ring to it. “Documentation”, by contrast, conjures up an image of something…

How to warn – a skill that has to be learnt

One of the most important objectives of an instruction manual is to ensure that the product is used safely. This comes as no great surprise, as no one wants to cause any damage when using a product, neither do they…

Norms and standards for technical documentation – where to look

Technical writers must be able to handle the wide range of tasks involved in creating a document. Not only do operating instructions need to be understandable, they must also be easily accessible, ensure safe use of the product and, ultimately,…

Fully-automated Fabmatics – right through to technical writing with SCHEMA ST4

A robot arm precisely grips a component; a driverless mobile robot brings a product to its destination, where it is accurately sorted in a warehouse system – and all fully automatically. Welcome to the world of Fabmatics GmbH, a global…

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