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Technical writers document complex systems into clear and effective manuals that serve tech-savvy developers, non-savvy end users, and everyone in between.

Technical Writing Services Provided:

  • User documentation
  • Installation & maintenance manuals
  • Instructional guides
  • Risk management
  • Factory acceptance procedures
  • Data analysis
  • Marketing & promotion materials
  • . . . and more

Technical Industries served:

  • Software
  • Hardware
  • Semiconductor
  • Healthcare patient safety
  • Mechanical equipment
  • . . . and more

Contact DKF Writing Services, Austin technical writer, for a free quote.

"David was critical to our success in qualifying and documenting our new equipment. From test documentation to service manuals and marketing material, David's work was of the highest quality. He was very reliable and efficient and worked very well with our team with little guidance, I would highly recommend David for any writing/editing position that he would seek."

—Steve Dodson, Vice President of Manufacturing, Metrosol

The Technical Writing Process:

  1. Planning – Identify the purpose of the document. Who’s your audience? What’s the product? Why are people picking this document up? How quickly do they want to put it down? A user manual for a video game looks very different than a service manual for a car. Both should fit the product and the person using it.

  2. Structure – Outline the document and determine the mode of communication that best fits it. Where possible, use pictures and diagrams to illustrate. Perhaps an online, linkable manual is more appropriate, or maybe it needs to be printed out as a 20-foot sheet of paper.

  3. Writing & Editing – Talk to the engineers, designers, and subject matter experts to gather all the information needed to complete the project. Work with them frequently during the writing and editing process, to ensure accuracy and identify any missing elements.

  4. Revision – If the product development is an ongoing process, the writing process must be also. Make sure the documentation fits the product on an ongoing basis and that it fits the customer’s needs.

Contact DKF Writing Services, Austin technical writer, for a free quote.

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