writing to communicate specific information, as a description of a computer operation or directions for operating a videocassette recorder (VCR).
Technical Writing involves descriptive and procedural writing that pertains to technical topics such as computer systems and software. The term \"technical\" refers to knowledge that is not common or mainstream, and is more the territory of experts and specialists. Technical writing is the delivery of technical information to readers (or listeners or viewers) in a manner that is adapted to their needs, level of understanding, and background. The ability to \"translate\" technical information to nonspecialists is a key technical writing skill.
Composing text for the purpose of conveying specific information about a particular subject, craft, or occupation (e.g. creating computer manuals or writing textbooks).
type of expository writing (or sometimes persuasive writing) most often used to convey information (or to convince others) for technical or business purposes
Technical writing is a style of writing used to describe, explain, or defend a mathematical idea, reasoning, or process. The term "technical" refers to knowledge that is not widespread, that is more the territory of experts and specialists and whenever one attempts to write or say anything about a particular field of study, one is engaged in technical writing. Technical writing is the delivery of technical information to readers (or listeners or viewers) in a manner that is adapted to their needs, level of understanding, and background; this ability to "translate" technical information to non-specialists is a key skill to any technical communicator. It requires the author to use specific mathematical language where the writing is often precise and short. Technical writing would be considered the opposite of narrative writing.
Technical writing, a subset of technical communication, is used in fields as diverse as computer hardware and software, chemistry, the aerospace industry, robotics, finance, consumer electronics, and biotechnology.