RE: Writing Technical Documentation

Subject: RE: Writing Technical Documentation
From: "Steve Read" <stephenread -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 13:48:58 -0600

In all my years of technical writing, this kind of work has been about 90%
of what I've done. I sure hope it's technical writing, otherwise I've been
lying about my job.

Steve Read

> I'm being asked to write and assist in writing highly technical documents
> for our software development center. These documents include technical
> design docs, architectural overviews, application roadmaps, and
> development
> methodology descriptions. Do these types of documents fall under the
> category of technical writing? And if not, any suggestions on how to
> gracefully bow out of these tasks.
> In my years of technical writing, I have always been involved in
> developing
> user-end documentation, i.e., help files, user manuals, etc. So this is
> completely new to me.

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