What is Technical Writing?

“Technical writing, a form of technical communication, is a style of formal writing, used in fields as diverse as computer hadware and software, chemistry, the aerospace industry, robotics, finance, consumer electronics, and biotechnology.”

“Good technical writing clarifies technical jargon; that is, it presents useful information that is clear and easy to understand for the intended audience. Poor technical writing, on the other hand, often creates unnecessary technical jargon, and sows seeds of confusion and misunderstanding in the readers’ minds.”

Source: Wikipedia – See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technical_writing for more information.