Part 1. Technical Writing. The link for good workplace/professional communication. “ Technical” or “Business” writing is very different from “Academic” writing. Each has its unique purpose and format to follow. .
Business leaders don’t have the time in their day to sift through many pages, searching for the information they need to know and
Technical writing will have many different readers, reading different parts of the work. - a project manager, financial officer, CEO, and supervisor might all read parts that pertain to their jobs, then discuss as a team the merits of the proposal.
Graphics, charts, and numbers are sometimes used to help explain and demonstrate knowledgeTechnical versus Academic
FriendlyTone- Expression of an underlying attitude that can be:
**Always present your material in a positive light. Never let the negative be presented.
The following tips lend themselves to better clarity and cohesion in technical writing.
**Don’t make the
reader work to
“Joe delivered the pizza within the specified time frame.”
Active voice uses one verb “delivered” compared to passive voice which uses a form of the verb “to be” + the verb---”was delivered”
Almost all technical writing should be done in the active voice, except lab reports.
Is it the roses or the receiver of the roses that is important to the giver?
Welcome to a new style of writing. Hopefully the handouts that accompany these Presentations will help you take your first steps to become a Technical Writer.