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By: Archaeotype Consulting  09-12-2011
Keywords: Writing, Technical Writing, Editing Services

"..Then anyone who leaves behind him a written manual, and likewise anyone who receives it, in the belief that such writing will be clear and certain, must be exceedingly simple-minded.."

-Plato

So, what is technical writing? Simply put, a technical writer takes a technical subject and translates it into common language so the general public can understand it. If you have ever used a computer manual or the instructions that came with a new toaster, you have made use of the fruit of a technical writer's labour.

Technical writers can also be found writing marketing communications, a proposal for a non-profit society, or even a simple business letter. Whenever something needs to be written well, a technical writer may be called upon to do the job.

A technical writer could write about brain surgery one day, and about the safe use of a ladder the next. Technical writing is unique in that technical writers must not only be excellent communicators, they must love and understand technology. In spite of what Plato may have thought, technical writing is absolutely essential in our technology and information laden world.

At Archaeotype, we love to write, and one of things we love most about what we do is the variety. Whether you need a field report, a manual, a web page, or a brochure, we have the experience and writing skill to deliver the materials you need. We can also review your existing documentation, including web pages, and edit them for content and usability.

Let us take your field notes, doodles, and maps, and turn them into a highly professional field report. We can also edit and prepare a final copy of any of your academic papers and research reports. Just need a quick touchup? We offer very reasonable by the page rates for editing services.

A complete, well written, easy to use manual is an essential part of any software release. All too often, a user manual is an afterthought, and is written by a developer who either doesn't have the time to do a thorough job, or lacks the writing skills to produce a manual befitting your product. We have a lot of experience writing software user manuals, training materials, and release notes, and can produce the quality documentation your software deserves, quickly. 

Writing for the web is unique. Readers don't like to scroll through huge blocks of text. It's important to keep it short and to the point, while still holding the reader's attention. Carefully placed keywords can be used for search engine optimization. We write content for all types of web sites.

Okay, so you wrote it yourself but now you're not sure about spelling, grammar, and structure. Sometimes all that's needed is a quick read over and a few minor repairs to make a good document great. We offer quick turn around time on editing services, whether it's just a quick touchup, or a major structural edit.

 

Keywords: Editing Services, Technical Writer, Technical Writers, Technical Writing, Writing, Writing Software

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