TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
I was trained as a journalist prior to becoming a tech writer. I believe the
two fields are related in many ways. You must explain sometimes complex
situations in simple language to the lowest common denominator in your
audience. You must work to pull the information out of sources and draw your
own conclusions as well. But most of all I think the ABCs of journalism
(accuracy, brevity, and clarity) are essential to good tech writing.