Definitions for "Technical writing"
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).