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Technical Writing in the Manufacturing Industry: Supplements, Cosmetics, OTC
Subject:Technical Writing in the Manufacturing Industry: Supplements, Cosmetics, OTC From:Kyle Simmons <kylesimmons0164 -at- gmail -dot- com> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:19:21 -0500
Just landed my first tech writing gig in the quality control department of
a midsized manufacturing company. We produce dietary supplements and are
regulated by the FDA. I want to learn more about industry-specific tech
writing practices because there's so much regulation surrounding our
products. When I look for information about tech writing and manufacturing,
I find a lot about electronics and consumer-facing documentation. I'm
dealing with foods, packaging, compliance, and internal documentation. Does
anybody here work in a similar industry and have some advice for someone
who's just getting his feet wet? And more specifically, any recommendations
for document management/control (I was thinking a long-term goal of
transitioning to DITA)?
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