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Technical communication is primarily about developing clear, concise, usable documents (or information products) in a variety of hard-copy or online formats. This can also include analysing the information to be documented, and being involved in the life cycle of the documents created.

The document content does not necessarily need to be "technical" - it can be any type of information that needs to be presented in a way that informs or instructs the reader with the minimum effort on their part.

If the following list includes your job title, you may be interested in finding out more about TechCommNZ and technical communicators:

  • Technical communicator, technical writer or technical author
  • Documentation specialist or documentation coordinator
  • Information designer or information architect
  • Web content developer
  • Knowledge manager
  • Business analyst
  • Business process analyst or business process specialist
  • Training material developer or instructional designer
  • Usability specialist.