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There’s Nothing Technical in Technical Writing

The word “technical” is what makes people raise an eyebrow whenever they find themselves having to improve their written communications with clients and colleagues. Numerical reports, graphs, and complicated charts all seem to be the stereotype when it comes to the word technical. What most people do not realize is that technical writing applies to all forms of writing, even creative writing. This is because the main difference between non-technical and technical writing is that the second makes use of particular structure and specific wording to deliver a cohesive idea in the most succinct manner possible. Good technical writing is short, simple, and straight to the point. Honestly speaking, you will find, as a matter of fact, that there are indeed many common phrases that are not only redundant but even, coincidentally  unnecessary. Such as this needlessly lengthy paragraph; refer to the paragraph below for the technically correct version:

You will find that there are many common phrases that are not only redundant but even unnecessary.

 

The purpose of technical writing is to inform the reader using the clearest and simplest expressions. While literature tends to be more colorful and elaborate, it still follows the basic principle that all forms of writing should be understandable. Technical writing can relate to business letters, engineering manuals, e-mails, brochures and training materials, but its application can also extend to poetry, short stories, and song-writing.

What most fear to be the tedious and complicated way of writing when “technical” gets in the way, is actually the easier and more efficient style. This is why TalkShop provides technical writing programs to businessmen, employees, students, and even children. TalkShop redefines communication excellence not just through speaking but through writing as well.

Targeted, coherent, and succinct also refers to TalkShop’s method of teaching writing classes. Keeping lessons simple, effective, and straight to the point is what transforms TalkShop’s students into proficient writers within a matter of days. By joining TalkShop’s technical writing classes, you save time and effort while getting the best results.

 

Posted by TalkShop
Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication finished her bachelor degree in Literature, masters in Entrepreneurship, and doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology. She designed the Philippines' Language Competency Benchmark for the Department of Education and pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and corporate communication training. You can follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIN, and Google+

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