What is Technical Writing?

Technical writing is any written form of writing or drafting technical communication used in a variety of technical and occupational fields, such as computer hardware  and  softwareengineeringchemistryaeronauticsroboticsfinancemedicalconsumer electronics,  and  biotechnology. It encompasses the largest sub-field within technical communication.

The Society for Technical Communication defines technical communication as any form of communication that exhibits one or more of the following characteristics: “(1) communicating about technical or specialized topics, such as computer applications, medical procedures, or environmental regulations; (2) communicating through printed documents or technology, such as web pages, help files, or social media sites; or (3) providing instructions about how to do something, regardless of the task’s technical nature”

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