The Technical Writing Process

The Technical Writing Process

  • AN OVERVIEW OF THE PROCESS
  • THE PREWRITING STAGE PLANNING
  • THE WRITING STAGE  DRAFTING AND REVISING
  • THE POST WRITING STAGE  FINISHING

Documents don’t write themselves. A writer must use a process to transform a blank sheet of paper (or a blank computer monitor screen) into a final document to send to a reader. To generate a document you need to write it, of course, but you must also perform other activities, such as researching facts~electing visual aids:’ and “preparing the final version’ Like all processes, the writing process has stages, certain activities performed in a sequence. If you understand what to do at each stage, you can woodcutter documents more effectively. This chapter explains each of these stages and also introduces you to writing as a member of a group, a phenomenon common in industry and business.