One does not necessarily need to be a car mechanic to fix a broken engine. One does not need to be software engineer to format his computer or install a new software. We start looking for that life saver called a ‘User’s Manual’.
How do we know which phone to buy? How do we decide which appliance is going to give us value for money? We scour the internet for a ‘technical guru’ to show us the light, to help us choose and make an informed decision.
A Technical Content Writer plays a vital role between a product and its end users. A bridge is made by the individual between, the end users being overwhelmed with technological jargon, and them becoming pleasantly familiar to the product and its functionality. End users infer a basic confidence to understand the product instead of deeming it too complex and shunning it. An evolved appreciation for the product is evoked in these users by the literature created by a Technical Content Writer, where they learn to evaluate technical specification and credibility. A product often stands out on virtue of its technical specification when it’s made easy to understand for the users, clients or consumers and they can make an informed judgment about the product.A complex set of algorithms is made simple enough to be understood by a lay man. Intricate technical concepts are made easy to understanding order to permit an end user to get familiar to a product and use it to its full potential. A Technical Content Writer helps in informing and educating an end user by way of writing contents to sell products and services in the form of promotional literature.
The best Technical Content Writer has a few specific skill sets in his arsenal besides avid research and consultation with a Subject Matter Expert (SME). A Technical Content Writer is well versed in Adobe Frame Maker, MS Word, Mad Cap Flare, Robo Help, Page Maker and Quark.
The best Technical Content Writer has an appreciation for graphics and formatting as well as illustration skills.Illustration skills are needed as large manuals for print publication maybe the standard which is seldom limited to written words. Technical Content Writers are generally well versed in their respective fields depending on their educational background and their skill sets include, but are not limited to, Business Analysis, Computer Scripting, User Interfaces, Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML). This helps them deliver User Manuals, User Guides, Reference Manuals, Training Manuals, Data sheets, Product Specifications and Application Notes for easy comprehension.
The best technical content writer conveys information appropriately for easy comprehension of a variety of audiences in a clear and concise manner. They explain technologies, processes, and products in many formats, including print, online, and other electronic means.
Consumers and Clients alike wish to extract key information in determining what is most suitable for them before they make a purchase. They depend on experts to help them make a decision in a way they have a solid understanding of their requisite concerns. A technical content writer provides that platform where an end users begin to bond with the product of their choice and develops an interest to learn more about it.