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Technical Writing

What Is Technical Writing?

Technical writing has been described as the art and science of explanation. It is writing about a technical topic, a topic that is more the territory of experts and specialists than the general public. If you have read the manual that came with your VCR or the Help files of your new computer program, then you have been exposed to technical writing. In high school, technical writing generally refers to reports dealing with scientific topics.

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