Technical Writer

A technical writer, like any specialist, applies his discipline with rigour and precision. He relieves you of the task of writing your instructions, manuals or promotional texts.

Personally, I am fond of mechanics. Bleeding my brake system is simple, and changing a handbrake cable is done on a Saturday morning on a clear day. My tools are more than sufficient. However I am perfectly aware that a professional would do it two or three times faster even if he doesn’t know my VW bus like I do. I also know that he has much more powerful tools at his disposal.

Why the hell do I keep doing mechanics? Because I like it.
Will I do it for our professional vehicles?

A technical writer understands and popularises

You are very efficient in your profession because you are specialised in this field. Unless it is a passion as mechanics can be, producing technical documentation is neither a priority nor capital for you. However, without a manual, your users are likely to be disoriented, to say the least.

Opening “Word” and writing a manual often seems logical. You already know the product very well. And even if you are overloaded, explaining it will probably be quicker than explaining it all to a newcomer. What’s more, the newcomer will not be aware of the internal validation protocols.

Just as likely, the latest version of the previous manual is probably on the server… But where? Because you had to rush and the document exists in multiple copies.

Tools and skills

Here we are. If it makes sense to you, you’ve done what I did, opened your tool kit and started doing some mechanical work.

Even if it’s time-consuming, writing a manual with Word is possible. Repairing a car without a garage is also possible.

But you’ll agree, it takes a considerable amount of time and the result might not match the customer’s expectations

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For a technical writer as well as for a mechanic, working with the right tools saves valuable time.

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A technical writer is experienced. He is not in charge of the design of your projects, but he knows that the engine of this car is … located at the rear.

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A technical writer uses the right tools and works independently. He finds known information easily and asks the right questions. Why use wide and slick tyres?

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A technical writer is part of a multidisciplinary team. Do you like the “Dino” decoration? Our graphic design will judge.