How Do Tech Writers Use Visual Elements to Depict Data?

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Technical communicators have many reasons for incorporating visual data (specifically tables, charts, and graphs) into their work: they make text easier to understand, they often save on production costs, and translation to other languages is usually easier. So, the problem for many writers isn’t if to include charts, graphs, etc.; the problem may be when […]

Part II: How a Technical Writer Can Save You Money—The Hidden Costs of Outdated Technical

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Part One of How a Technical Writer Can Save You Money discussed how a technical writer can reduce your help desk support. But another way a technical writer can save you money is by ensuring your documentation remains current. Outdated technical documentation can cut into your profit in many ways and, in extreme cases, can lead […]

7 Tips to Creating a Usable Technical Document

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For a technical document to be of use to its intended audience, its contents must be accessible. Since most technical documents aren’t intended to be read from beginning to end, the reader must be able to easily and accurately locate the specific information he or she needs. Key document accessibility features may include A table of […]