Technical Writing

06 May 2022

TOP REASONS WHY EVERY COMPANY NEEDS TO HIRE A TECHNICAL GHOSTWRITER

Organizations invest significant resources in building products, research, and creating innovative solutions. Often, the information that emerges from these advancements involves highly technical and particularly specific content. As a result, general audiences may struggle to comprehend the valuable information presented fully. It is crucial to translate decidedly specific information into a more digestible format to […]

15 Mar 2022

7 TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE BEST TECHNICAL WRITER FOR YOUR PROJECT

If you’ve ever been tasked with writing technical documents for a diverse audience, you know that it’s not as simple as it sounds. You are well versed in your area of expertise and could talk about it for days on end. But when it comes to explaining it to someone outside your field, you find […]

04 Mar 2022

THE INS AND OUTS OF TECHNICAL WRITING

Technical writing is a handy tool for anyone who wants to communicate tech-related information. It is an art involving communicating information from one person or group to another so that the intended audience understands and uses the information effectively. However, the technical writing process is not complete without a skilled technical writer. One who is […]

04 Feb 2022

COMMUNICATION PREFERENCES: WHY THEY MATTER WHEN WORKING WITH SMES

Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are highly regarded in organizations and appreciated for their skill, experience, and expertise. If you’ve been recently assigned a technical project that involves working with a SME, you may be wondering how to get the most out of your conversation with them.  Effective communication is an art, and while it seems […]

17 Aug 2021

WHY TECHNICAL WRITERS NEED STRUNK & WHITE’S “THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE”

Raise your hand if you have ever heard of Strunk and White’s “The Elements of Style.” Now, raise your hand if you’ve ever used Strunk and White’s “The Elements of Style.” Finally, if you raised your hand on the second question, raise it if you have used it lately. Had the above commands been presented […]

19 Jan 2021

THE TECHNICAL WRITER’S ROLE IN DOCUMENT DEVELOPMENT

If you’ve ever been charged with producing technical manuals or documents, you know how important it is to ensure that they’re written in a clear and concise manner. But what if you’re not a writer? Or what if you are just too busy to get the job done? That’s where the technical writer steps in.  […]

15 Jan 2021

COPYWRITER Q&A: BARBARA ADAMS SHARES TIPS AND TRICKS FOR MAKING HIGHLY TECHNICAL CONTENT ACCESSIBLE TO A BROAD AUDIENCE

Barbara Adams is an award-winning writer with more than 30 years of technical writing experience. Her portfolio includes hundreds of whitepapers, case studies, trade articles, op-eds, books, and brochures. And at TWFH, Barb is our go-to authority for all things technical. For this installment of Copywriter Q&A, Barb talked to us about the art of […]

13 Nov 2020

TOP 3 REASONS WHY SMART COMPANIES HIRE TECHNICAL GHOSTWRITERS

Have you ever set up a printer in your home or downloaded software onto your laptop? Perhaps you constructed a jungle gym for your kids or took your blood glucose level with a medical monitor. If so, you likely benefited from the work of a technical ghostwriter. Some may only associate the term “ghostwriting” with […]

18 Dec 2019

TALKING TO SMES: HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF THEIR TIME (AND YOURS)

When it comes to adding clout to a piece of writing, fewer things help more than talking to a subject matter expert (SME). They know the ins and outs of what you’re writing about and they know it well. They are the expert after all. The context and technical knowledge that an SME brings to […]

13 Mar 2019

BREAKING “THE CURSE OF ACADEMIA”: SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTISE AND WRITING FOR A GENERAL AUDIENCE

You are an industry expert. You know your stuff. You wrote the book on it – literally. But when tasked with stepping outside of your industry-specific box — for example, if you’re asked to contribute copy to a sales brochure or draft an editorial for a customer-facing web copy — you often find that it’s […]