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Technology Writing: Overcoming the Fear

As an expert in your field you may feel that you know everything there is to know about a particular technology, but are unable to concisely write about what you know.  Whether you’re describing the latest features of Windows 8 or writing about server migrations, it’s essential that your writing clearly illustrates all of your points. The ability to convey your knowledge to others effectively is a necessary skill in any industry.  The technology field is filled with ever-changing methods of technological communications, and therefore many individuals attempt to educate others on the specifications and requirements of the latest systems.

Writing about what you know should not be regarded as a chore that you fear or hate to do.  The art of writing is not a skill that everyone possesses therefore outside help is often necessary. Don’t be afraid to write about what you know, whether it be in the form of a blog article or a book.  There is help for individuals who write less than perfectly.  Experts are available to help polish and perfect your words and ensure that you express your facts and opinions in a professional and meaningful way.  Editing services, like mine (Writer’s Perfection), exist to help people in need of, not only proofreading, but, also, editing their written words.

Below are tips to help you improve your writing skills:

5 Hints to Better Writing:

  • Consistency – Refer to a product name or technology exactly the same every time.
  • Clearly written thoughts – Pick a topic and stick with it.  Don’t stray from your original thought.
  • Avoid wordiness – Write as if you’re speaking to the audience in your own voice.
  • Introduction, supporting body, and conclusion – Basic principle of writing to ensure a logical, precise, and clearly written work.
  • Proofread – Avoid embarrassing typos.  Never publish without reading over what you wrote.

In order to deliver a professional-looking document in the technology field, not only do you need to know what you are writing about, but also how to correctly and effectively communicate with your readers.  By either utilizing the skills of editing services or applying basic rules of writing to your document, you will successfully overcome the fear of writing.

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Suzanna Borges

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