Advanced Technical Writing and Editing
Advanced Technical Writing is the advanced form of technical writing methods used in a wide range of fields such as computer industry, robotics, finance, management, consumer goods, electronics and communication. It explains or conveys information about the technology and ideas to the technical or non-technical audience. Advanced technical writing is focused on the skills in critical thinking, analysis and research and effective design of the writing or document. Presentations, resumes, communication letters, manuals, instructions, study materials, procedures, proposal, grants, etc., are the several formats of writing.
Important processes and features of a successful advanced technical writing are Analysis of the audience or readers using rhetorical strategies, Describing methods and mechanisms of technical ideas and theories, Content developing through effective explanation and flow, Writing proposals and grants from understanding, planning, presenting and revising methods, Clean ideas of Introduction, outlining, explanation and conclusion, Writing in formal styles, Avoiding wordiness, and Proof reading, editing, revising documents or writings.
Technical editing is the process that involves reviewing the document or writing for technical, grammatical, logical errors. It’s the process of editing language, images, videos, sound and text components through the methods of corrections, testing, organization, etc. Unlike other editing, Technical Editing method needs knowledge of the technology, creative skills and the method of editing a specific technology related documents or writings. Technical Editor is responsible for editing and organizing content with technical accuracy. Technical editors are required in the fields like computer software and hard ware, medicine, engineering, science and technology and website development programs.
Technical Editors take part in the development of the writing project in all the stages from planning to accomplishment of project. They plan the content, timing, cost and required recourses. They advise technical writers in the structural development of material (usage of words, images, headings, etc.), reviewing, editing and fixing errors or problems to bring the final product or output. Though there are certain responsibilities for technical writers and editors they can be exchanged among them depending on several factors.
In general practice the content of an advanced technical writing is reviewed by a Technical Editor or Subject Matter Experts. The content of a technical writing is a multi author project in which both the writer and editor are involved to give a completed version of writing or project. The roles of the technical writers and the technical editors are important to get the best outcome or content out of working together.