As a technical communicator, I am an enabler of information.


Welcome to the second edition of Technical Writing For Dummies, which will propel you into the exciting worlds of eLearning, collaboration tools, videoconferencing, streaming, simulations, surfing, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), search engine optimization (SEO), user experience (UX) writing, a zoom into the metaverse, and much more!

About This Book

To make the content easy to find and read, I divided it into six parts:

  • Part 1: What It Takes to Write Technical Docs. This part takes you through the gratification of being a technical writer and discusses putting together a team.
  • Part 2: The Write Stuff. This part introduces you to the Technical Writing Brief to find out all you can about your learners. Following that, you discover how to write a draft, design for visual impact, hone the tone, and proofread and edit. This is the meat of the book, so you'll get the most out of it by reading these chapters in sequential order.
  • Part 3: Frequently Written Docs. Here, you find guidelines for writing whiz-bang user manuals (and more), plus scripting for streaming and simulations, abstracts, spec sheets, questionnaires, technical presentations, and executive summaries.
  • Part 4: Tech Tools. No technical writing book would be complete without focusing on the power of people, the computer, and the Internet. This part goes into details about team collaboration, ...

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