To help keep tech translation plain and simple, here are some tips:
Plan ahead. Determine the main focus, i.e. what the readers need to
learn from your content. Ask yourself, what are their expectations from
your technical writing article?
Take care to match your content to the level of
knowledge of the audience. Don’t underestimate your audience and write
down to them. But do watch the level of your tech-speak.
Ask someone to proof read your material who represents the reading audience. Your not looking for creative writing tips, just a level of understanding.
Add a glossary if necessary for your technical terms. Or place short explanations of the terms in brackets within the piece.
When possible, incorporate technical writing examples and illustrations to get your points across.
If your data is complicated use graphs, diagrams and / or flow charts to make it visually expressive.
Experiment with different software to enhance your presentations. For example, add audio / video.
Make sure you understand the technical writing
process. It is typically the same in different industries. It differs
depending on whether the technical writing process is at a large or a
There are Some excellent books out there that can get you started in this great writing career. Take a look at:
Do you love to learn new things, just for the sake of learning? Do you
enjoy sharing what you learn with others? Do you enjoy the written word?
Can you clearly describe the steps needed to get something done?
you answered “yes” to these questions then you may just be the perfect
candidate for making your living writing “How To” information!