Technical writing is not just recording the technical information once you understood them. It is the process of communicating the information Tylor made to the audiences in a way they can understand easily depending on their background.
Technical writing includes,
-Communicating about technical aspect of the peace of program, application, process.
-Communicating using latest technology, social media, web pages, graphs, share drives.
-Communication about functionality of a programme, process or making pictorial representation.
-Technical writing should be understandable, simple and should not bias towards anyone and should maintain the professionalism.
Technical writing can be of different uses:
-Writing to explain the functionality or business process: This type of writing is about communicating the functionality and process of the software or any application. Take TV as an example, technical writing can be explaining the functionality of the TV, its usage of different options, how to navigate to use particular function, explaining its benefits. This has to be written in a way it is simple and straightforward to understand. Simple language, legible and breaking it in to understandable units.
Otherwise when the user wanted to know about a function if he can’t understand the steps, he will not be confident in using the TV, would disappoint, frustrated.
-When it comes to explaining the technology information, Technical writing effectively communicates the design of the system, detailed specification and instructions. Easy to follow in a simple English with explained jargons, useful for any level of professional, junior or senior.
-Funding: Sometimes the industry wants to claim grant from government, investors. Then one has to communicate the reasons that could be eligible for a grant. These communications can be emails or technical information provided. These writing should be competent over others who are also applied for a grant.
-Technical writing also can be for future reference document. In a IT industry these references are important because this will be used in the future to know the reasons, benefits for making the changes or improvements. This information should be legible and understandable.