This is the third part of the series of articles about technical writing skills. Read the first two here: Exercises to Maximize Your Technical Writing Skills and Boosting Technical Communication Skills.

Another one of the main skills needed by a tech writer is research skills. Cause whenever you’re writing a…


A technical writer’s main job is to create content that is easy to understand in other words — to communicate information in simple language. Speaking of communication, in this article, we’ll discuss communication skills.

In case you’ve missed the piece dedicated to exercises on improving writing skills, here it is…


In the beginning was the Word… The technical writer’s job was to describe products and generate printed outputs. Later, it got all complicated with online help emersion and the job got complex and evolving daily. So to outdistance these conditions a tech writer should constantly level up the skills. …


Using consistency in the terminology of website elements inside one company is essential for work facilitation between different departments. When each department uses its own names for the elements (for example, pull-quote, style box, combo box, etc.), it becomes a big issue. …


I watched TV the other day and saw a misprint in the news reporting. The news ticker announced that some “terrorist” recorded a new album. Since when these people are into music? But then it hit me — it was the “tenorist” who was presenting the new jazz album.

I…


Imagine your company has multiple documents in different formats, with various workflows and numerous updates. All these increase the risk of poor document management due to the lack of established structure for the documents in constant use; the repository will be uncontrolled and unmanaged. …


As a technical writer, you want to give your audience the best user assistance for a product. Many great ways can help you to achieve this. One of them is images. These include photos, screenshots, pictures, graphics, etc. Visual content makes readers’ life easier since they don’t have to reread…


Every work adds pressure once in a while, and technical writing is no exception. So, if you have the following signs, you most probably hit burnout:

  1. You lack the motivation to work
  2. Starting a workday is difficult
  3. You procrastinate a lot
  4. Any task feels like a burden now
  5. You often…

In my previous article Role of Technical Documentation in Your Business, I promised to talk about publishing your online documentation and how to make it work for your company. So. let’s start by contemplating why online documentation is a must in today’s realities.

If you’re a big company with offices…


A recent survey by SDL on technical documentation shows the increasing significance of documentation in the global markets:

  • 53% of customers tend to use technical documentation to understand the product before making a purchase.
  • 94% of customers believe that it’s important and useful to have product information in one single…

Amrit Singh

Passionate technical writer

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