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    Default Technical Writing

    Hi there everybody,
    can u send me tips on how to improve on my writing skills. I have recently shifted from a Marketing job to that of a Technical Writer. What r the things i should concentrate on and what r the sites that i should visit to improve my knowledge on various tools. Also which field should i look forward to work in. Do u feel that i should go for proposal making and the stuff or go for editing of technical manuals.

    Please advise.
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    N amrata

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    Could you give us some more details? What sort of technical manuals?

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    Dear sir or madam
    As your request, i want to tell you that. If do you want to improve to write some thing technical. You have looking for that at the manufacture of equipment you want to writing and you have to knowledge the equipment.
    Thanks lot
    The anh

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    Smile Re: Technical Writing

    Hi,I often write technical report about equipment,it mainly focus on failure description and new product release etc.Most problem i met in my work is I can't take down some special words and grammar as the foreigner usded to.
    so reading the tech report by english speaker is a good way to improve writting ability.

    best wish

    cooper

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    Quote Originally Posted by namratagogoi View Post
    Hi there everybody,
    can u send me tips on how to improve on my writing skills. I have recently shifted from a Marketing job to that of a Technical Writer. What r the things i should concentrate on and what r the sites that i should visit to improve my knowledge on various tools. Also which field should i look forward to work in. Do u feel that i should go for proposal making and the stuff or go for editing of technical manuals.

    Please advise.
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    N amrata
    Dear amrata

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    Smile Re: Technical Writing

    There are various style manuals which are considered very useful as guidelines for how things are done.

    I particularly recommend William Strunk and EB White's "The Elements of Style" which is a slim volume providing excellent guidelines on writing basics.

    Jonathan

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    Last edited by telaviv1; 14-Apr-2010 at 09:38.

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    Default Re: Technical Writing

    Note that tag will return to its design at the state if the last "Save".
    It is probably easier to figure out using the equipment yourself by trial and error than to figure what this sentence (supposedly from a manual) is trying to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by namratagogoi View Post
    Hi there everybody,
    can u send me tips on how to improve on my writing skills. I have recently shifted from a Marketing job to that of a Technical Writer. What r the things i should concentrate on and what r the sites that i should visit to improve my knowledge on various tools. Also which field should i look forward to work in. Do u feel that i should go for proposal making and the stuff or go for editing of technical manuals.

    Please advise.
    Thanks
    N amrata

    Hi, everyone, I am from India, currently working for American Call center here, I am interested to make a shift towards writing, planing to make a career in Technical writing, could you please guide me , any online tutorials, courses for free available or which books to refer and what skills are required etc, TIA.

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    Hi
    are you living at Hyderabad?
    Leave the call center job.It is going to help you in the long run.I can help you to become atechnical writer

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    Quote Originally Posted by the anh View Post
    Dear sir or madam
    As your request, i want to tell you that. If do you want to improve to write some thing technical. You have looking for that at the manufacture of equipment you want to writing and you have to knowledge the equipment.
    Thanks lot
    The anh
    Nice to meet u, The Anh. I am Vietnamese,too. I am living and studying in Hanoi.

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