The emergence of technical writing as an important tool began with the boom of science and engineering, followed by a rise of military technologies during World War II and the Cold War era. More recently, the computer boom of the late-twentieth century necessitated people who could communicate and write about digital matters. As we have moved from the industrial age to the information age, and as work and day-to-day lives rely ever more heavily on technology, the need for transforming complex systems into simple processes underscores the importance of technical writing.
The explosion of technology stimulated the importance of technical writing in the workplace. With the increase of computer professions comes the need to communicate technologies of both hardware and software. Projects need technical writers to effectively communicate the design of a system, its detailed specifications and the user's instructions. A technical writer translates and formats details that computer professionals wish to communicate into simple written language for internal staff and potential clients.
As workplaces grapple with tighter budgets, an employee with technical writing skills helps managers save money. In addition to writing, some technical writers can program, develop websites, train and provide other technical services. They have the ability to apply problem-solving skills to simplify processes, communicate effectively and meet deadlines. A technical writer is important to a workplace as an experienced multitasker trained and possibly certified in more than one area.
While computers have simplified tasks in the workplace, in some cases they have also resulted in a workforce that lacks writing skills. In the workplace, technical research must be understandable to the public, investors and even governments for opportunities to receive a grant. Funders, investors and grant providers do not accept the slang and abbreviations used in emails in considering proposals for fund allocation; rather, they expect qualified applicants who have the ability to express themselves clearly and convince others of the benefits of their projects.
Special Support for CMS eXpedited Life Cycle (XLC) Artifacts & Templates
For contractors who have worked with CMS fully understand the level of commitment required to prepare and deliver artifacts. This service will assist your firm in completing artifacts. Check link for a list of artifacts.
Special Support for Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Templates
The systems development life cycle (SDLC), also referred to as the application development life-cycle, is a term used in systems engineering, information systems and software engineering to describe a process for planning, creating, testing, and deploying an information system. The systems development lifecycle concept applies to a range of hardware and software configurations, as a system can be composed of hardware only, software only, or a combination of both. This service will assist your firm in completing the tasks associated with the SDLC process. This service includes one or more of the following: preliminary analysis; systems analysis, requirements definition, systems design; development integration and testing; acceptance, installation, deployment, maintenance, evaluation, disposal.
- Formal review and analysis of requirements
- Research, development, and drafting of documents (policies) and forms
- Build templates and outlines for proposal responses
- Modify or recreate existing documents
- Maintain large documents to include section/chapter breaks, automatic table of contents, hyperlinks, import/export features, and advanced table development
- Create written and visual representations of research, engineering, and organizational concepts
- Ensure proposal responses are compliant with Government requirements
- Use of standard desk-top publishing software Microsoft (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio) , Adobe (Acrobat, Photoshop)
- Integration of chart, tables, diagrams, graphs, pictures into documents
- Development forms to include layout and design, captions and data fields, electronic signatures
- CMS eXpedited Life Cycle (XLC) Artifacts & Templates
- Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Templates
- Special Support Multi-Language Forms
- 30-60 Days