New Rules, New Writing, More Opportunities for Tech Writers
If you hadn’t already noticed, the economy is changing. From the housing market to the increased interest in green living and energy, it’s become clear that new technologies are emerging, creating opportunities for new technical writing services and formats. With each new technology that comes out to save the planet, a technical writer gets to write a new user document.
While it may seem that some user documents are simliar to the pre-green economy technologies, this is an overgeneralization. With each new invention in the green energy market comes a new technology or a new way to use an old technology, necessitating a new document for the user, who will need help to understand how to use these pieces of equipment.
Other places where new writing may be necessary to support green technologies are:
- New rules
- New regulations
- Emerging markets
- Training and support
When the technology is so new that only a few people know how to use it and what it’s used for, the documentation will need to include new rules and regulations.
It seems that no matter where technology takes the world, a technical writer will need to be along for the ride. And that’s a very good thing, in our view. What’s yours?